Five Ways Minimum Wage Studies Fail

– July 3, 2022

“We’d all do well to keep these five points in mind the next time we see a study touting that when it comes to the minimum wage there is, in fact, a free lunch.” ~ Caleb S. Fuller

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From Victims to Pawns: New York’s About-Face on Marijuana

– July 2, 2022

“Politicians’ sudden moral awakening would be much more believable if their efforts sought to deliver maximum benefit to the people they harmed rather than to deliver maximum benefit to the political class under the guise of helping their former victims.” ~ Antony Davies

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Stocks and Bonds Hurt Alike Under Stagflation

– July 1, 2022

“When bonds and stocks decline a lot and simultaneously it suggests inflation is rising rapidly even as the economy is stagnating or contracting (or will soon do so). For most economists today, that combination is near-impossible.” ~ Richard M. Salsman

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The Perpetual Tragedy of New York’s Rent Control

– June 30, 2022

“If the city keeps reducing real rents by capping increases below the inflation rate (as it is doing now), and if inflation continues for more than a few years, we will see building abandonments once again.” ~ Raymond C. Niles

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You Should Care About Martin Van Buren

– June 30, 2022

“Martin Van Buren may not be everyone’s favorite President, but he is worth studying. After all, an estimated 28 percent of Americans identify with the Democratic Party. People should at least know how their political party came to be and why it endured.” ~ Garion Frankel

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Better Explanations for Inflation

– June 29, 2022

“We have enough information to conclude policy mistakes, especially on the demand side, go a long way toward explaining today’s inflation.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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The Death of Separationism and the Life of School Choice

– June 29, 2022

“Carson v. Makin energizes a political movement that is essential to improving the human capital of the next generation as well as sustaining the ideological and religious diversity that makes for a pluralist society.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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The “Unlivable” World of Global Warming Is Much Wealthier Than Today

– June 29, 2022

“If one truly believes the very existence of humanity is at stake, no regulation goes too far, and no social control is too strict, in order to save our species. And that is a price none of us should have to pay.” ~ James E. Hanley

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Public Schools Are Using Inflation To Extort Taxpayers

– June 27, 2022

“While there isn’t much that can be done in the short term to mitigate public school excess, taxpayers should at least be aware that public schools are using inflation as an excuse to extort them.” ~ Garion Frankel

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The Lineaments of the Ancient Constitution

– June 26, 2022

“The American Founders recognized that, although they were separating from England, they were also extending an English past that had withstood trials and tribulations, establishing sound institutions that affirmed and protected prescriptive rights and liberties.” ~ Allen Mendenhall

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The Wire Turns Twenty

– June 24, 2022

“In the end, The Wire offers Baltimoreans no hope, and statist policymakers no path forward. But surely a smaller city government would mean a better Baltimore.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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A World Bereft of Statesmanship

– June 23, 2022

“Statesmanship will be a rare commodity until free societies shake off their present obsession with equality-as-sameness and their reduction of wisdom to techne.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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