Book Review: Charles Moss and Jonathan Kay’s ‘Magic In the Dark’

– January 26, 2022

“Movie theatres will survive and thrive because we movie lovers want them, and because theater chains are well aware that survival will be rooted in relentless improvement meant to please the customer.” ~ John Tamny

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Simple

– January 24, 2022

“Compared to the lives of our pre-industrial ancestors – and, in fact, compared even to the lives of our literal grandparents – each of our lives today is simple beyond the imagination of those who lived a few generations or more ago.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Africa Needs Carbon Fuels

– January 23, 2022

“It’s time to end environmental colonialism. Let Africa develop – quickly – and they, like people elsewhere, will choose more environmental protection as they grow wealthier.” ~ James E. Hanley

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Walter E. Williams, One of a Kind

– January 22, 2022

“A dedicated teacher and tireless defender of classical-liberal values, Walter’s vast body of work will not only continue to inspire those of us already in the liberal camp, but also to challenge those who as yet aren’t.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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What Killed the Red Cars Is Still Killing Transit

– January 22, 2022

“Cars are superior to transit alternatives for the vast majority of individuals and circumstances. Policies which will punish the majority for whom driving remains far superior cannot effectively serve all residents’ interests.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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“Zero Risk” Is Too Risky for Me

– January 21, 2022

“Patrick Henry declared under a much greater risk environment, ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ My request is not so audacious. I seek the liberty we had even if it comes with a slight uptick in risk.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Liberties Are Only Kept Safe by the Limitation of Government Power

– January 20, 2022

“Richard Henry Lee’s generation had learned of the need to keep government within narrow limits, as there are very few areas in which it can advance our general welfare, as opposed to some Americans’ welfare at other Americans’ expense.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Can DAOs Revive Civil Society?

– January 20, 2022

“New technology could help to revive America’s flagging civil society. DAOs significantly lower the costs of association, empowering individuals to create solutions to social problems free from governmental burdens.” ~ David Waugh & Robert E. Wright

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A Deeper Dive into PIT’s Latest Passenger Numbers

– January 20, 2022

“Billions of federal dollars have kept airports open and planes in the air with practically no airport layoffs when traffic was greatly depressed, producing enormous increased operations costs not borne by ticket prices.” ~ Colin McNickle

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2021 In 21 Numbers

– January 20, 2022

“In retrospect, 2021 looks more and more like 1979. Here are 21 noteworthy data points–prices, percentages, dates and other forms of quantitative information–that highlight or exemplify certain developments in 2021, the second year of the pandemic.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Trade-Offs in Economics

– January 19, 2022

“Real-world complications highlight the limits of applying the basic idea of trade-offs in economics, but even with these complications, understanding this one basic economic principle offers powerful insights into consumer choice, economic growth, and international trade.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan

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Politics is Dead. Now What?

– January 19, 2022

“A revolution in entrepreneurship – subversive innovation – is the tip of the spear for societal change. Never forget that you are launching your attack from the highest moral high ground of all: consent. Your enemies will have to fight you from the low perch of compulsion.” ~ Max Borders

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