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Changing the World Requires Patience

– September 15, 2018

The conditions have to be right to change the world. It takes men and women of great courage and patience. But it can happen. We owe everything to those in the past who have been willing to take that difficult road and dare to both dream and act on those dreams.

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Three Undeniable Problems with Anti-Gouging Laws

– September 15, 2018

Anti-Price Gouging Laws are either useless or harmful.

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An Education in One Evening, Courtesy of Jordan Peterson

– September 8, 2018

Politics promised to give us a meaningful life. It failed. Now we have to find it elsewhere. As the poet Virgil led Dante through Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell, Jordan Peterson is the tour guide of the modern world in its confrontation with our inner selves.

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Kaepernick’s Cause Means Something to the Market

– September 6, 2018

You might observe that this is the free market’s way to co-opt the anti-racist movement on behalf of capitalist profits. But maybe that’s not a criticism. Maybe that’s a way to get the message out and make it more culturally operational.

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The Good Guys are Winning This

– September 5, 2018

The flourishing of commerce means the flourishing of everything we call civilization.

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How to Destroy the Value of Work and Property

– August 27, 2018

Overstating how misinformed, unrealistic, and just plain wacky are the economics that underlie these proposals of Sens. Warren and Sanders is impossible. Also impossible to overstate is the amount of damage that enactment of these proposals would inflict on the American economy.

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The History and Future of Liberalism

– August 22, 2018

Jeffrey Tucker was on this interview with Dave Rubin. Part 2 covers the history of Right Hegelianism and it is coming up. Part 1 here covers the history and meaning of liberalism. 

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This Is What Happened to Social Media

– August 21, 2018

The social-media world of the future will not be centralized. It will take many different forms, and the replacement for Facebook is not likely to be a copy. It will be something else entirely, and we can see this already happening. This realization will force us all to come to terms with a reality of the world that social media has heretofore led us to deny: it’s a huge world out there and the varieties of social experience are infinite. Not one of them is perfect. Not one of them is permanent.

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Aretha Franklin’s Individualist Art

– August 19, 2018

When it comes to meaningful change, that type of cultural shift that really dissolves the blindfold created by collectivism, there’s nothing more effective than art.

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Your Ticket to Capitalism Is Free

– August 14, 2018

The consumer surplus that we derive from buying water, and other items, is enormous, almost incalculable.  The fact that all of these products, services, and useful things are available to us at low prices seems automatic, nothing very interesting or important. In fact, the capitalist system operating in the background is performing miracles of production, logistics, and delivery, all to make sure that prices are low.

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The Walter Lippmann Colloquium and the Meaning of Liberalism

– August 14, 2018

Eighty years after a remarkable colloquium in 1938, one that tried to assess the crisis of liberalism and what to do about it, the proceedings have finally been published. The results are tremendously revealing. The Walter Lippman Colloquium was indeed a seminal event that set the stage for the postwar liberal revival.   

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Everyone Is Missing the Point of 3D-Printed Guns

– August 6, 2018

There is no chance of finally censoring the future with any of the tools that molded the past. It’s done, that great migration from a things-based economy regulated by the state to an idea-based economy regulated only by the choices of the individuals that make up society itself.

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