Socialist Darwinism

– October 24, 2021

“The next time somebody accuses you of Social Darwinism, tell ‘em you want to help the poor to thrive by supporting policies that increase productivity and that allow people to help the unfortunate through charity, insurance, and other voluntary mechanisms.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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A Tale of Two Pizzas: Are Property Values Really Yours to Keep?

– October 23, 2021

“You may own a monetary asset, but you’re not entitled to determine its exchange rate against other goods and services. Just because you own something, that doesn’t mean you own the prerogative of setting its price. That goes for homes too.” ~ Joakim Book

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President Biden Can Talk Like a Socialist Precisely Because He Can’t Govern Like One

– October 22, 2021

“The U.S. will turn things around. We always do the right thing in the end. We’re not nearly as fragile as the ‘patriots’ on both sides believe. The croakers have never been right about the U.S., and the view here is that they’re not about to be.” ~ John Tamny

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The Devil Didn’t Make ’Em Do It, and Neither Did the Pandemic

– October 21, 2021

“Believing Covid shuts down businesses, closes schools, causes substance abuse, requires emergency orders, and so forth requires the unstated presumption that individuals are not the ones choosing. It’s a signature fallacy in the Covid era, and one that I had thought people would have given up by now.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Let’s Save Liberal Education by Rethinking It

– October 21, 2021

“Those of us who believe there is more to life than consumption and production have a duty to explain why liberal education matters. It is a duty that is not only to ourselves but, more importantly, to our students, if we wish them to be good citizens and good people, and truly to be free.” ~ Lee Trepanier

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Military Spending Is Not the Same As Defense Spending

– October 21, 2021

“Washington’s policy making elite should impose truth in advertising on the Defense Department by returning its name to the Department of War. Today, unfortunately, Washington makes war far more often than it defends the American people.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Why Authoritarianism Must Prevail

– October 20, 2021

“America and the rest of the West have been sliding down the slippery slope of statism for so long that they are now rapidly approaching the precipice that ends in rock bottom. Will liberty be crushed and a new dark age commence?” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Fair Trade Is Still a Fraud

– October 20, 2021

“Government cannot make trade more fair by making it less free. It should not be a federal crime to charge low prices to American consumers. Unfortunately, fair trade demagoguery will continue as long as politicians are greedy, lobbyists are generous, and journalists are clueless.” ~ James Bovard

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Threatened Shutdowns Show Government is the Problem

– October 20, 2021

“The problems expressed in political shutdown posturing, and battles arising from government failure to perform duties it has arrogated to itself, provide no endorsement for placing even more power over us into government hands.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Do Employers Exploit Workers with Low Wages?

– October 19, 2021

“Any business worth working for will be sensitive to the opportunity costs of their best employees and will reward them accordingly. Employers that consistently keep wages low for their best workers will see them abandon ship quickly.” ~ Anthony Gill

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Deregulation of Consenting Adults

– October 19, 2021

“The Woke need to wake up, look, and listen. America doesn’t want New Zealand’s criminalization of Covid but it should adopt its decriminalization of sex work, including outright prostitution.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Route of (Least) Resistance

– October 18, 2021

“Refuse to let political issues invade the areas of our lives that we cherish; politics and political disagreements don’t belong there, and our lives are too important to let them be ruled by (mostly contrived) political disagreements.” ~ Joakim Book

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