Taxes, Spending, and Powerball Winnings

– December 1, 2022

“A system that rewards our elected officials for spending today, without regard to the future costs, inevitably leads to one conclusion: ever-growing public debt. The current debt crisis is no mystery.” ~ David Hebert

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Mental Health Is In Crisis. What Is the Answer?

– December 1, 2022

“The first step toward fixing it is not letting it get worse. Given the US government’s track record of harming perhaps those who need our help the most, I think it would be foolish to trust them now.” ~ Raymond J. March

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Privacy in the Digital Era: Who Controls Private Data?

– November 30, 2022

“To preserve freedom for posterity, liberty minded policy makers should be working to stymie the government’s ability to capture and control data in the digital commons.” ~ Leslie Corbly

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Yes, an Academic Free-Speech Conference Needed Protection from the Mob

– November 30, 2022

“Universities themselves should be viewed as places where members of an academic community gather to discuss ideas of the day. They should generally not take stands on issues.” ~ Richard K. Vedder

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When Lenin Read a Book on Marx

– November 29, 2022

“It is no small irony that Hobsbawm’s qualitative investigation of Marx’s dissemination and spread now finds empirical validation in the unlikeliest of sources: our econometric analysis of the Soviet revolution’s effects on Marx’s citation patterns after 1917.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Chipping Away at Corporate Welfare

– November 29, 2022

“Not only does increasing economic freedom cost far less than subsidizing chip manufacturing, it will aid US manufacturers in all areas, including the increasingly important telecom sector.” ~ April Liu & Robert E. Wright

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Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply: Keep It Simple, Stupid!

– November 28, 2022

“This simple model is a good first approximation to aggregate economic performance. Economists know this. Unfortunately, they sometimes ignore it for partisan reasons.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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How Media Bias Caused the Moral Panic Surrounding Climate Change

– November 28, 2022

“The political effort to limit economic growth by reducing the use of fossil fuels and changing the face of agriculture—will have a far greater long-term effect than the recent pandemic on people’s lives in the United States and worldwide.” ~ Peter J. Wallison

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Hertz So Good

– November 27, 2022

“When businesses misbehave, they count on the customer not fighting back, grumbling, and complaining that they’ll never do business with them again. One way this stops – perhaps the only way it stops – is if customers use the legal system to fight back.” ~ Chris W. Surprenant

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Fiscal Crises in American Cities

– November 27, 2022

“There’s always a trade-off to overspending and unbalanced budgets. The sooner local governments realize that and reel in their spending, which is the ultimate burden of government, the sooner financial crises will be averted.” ~ Vance Ginn

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2022: The Year the “Lodger Evil” Came to Kansas and Made Housing Less Affordable

– November 26, 2022

“If we’re serious about more affordable housing, we will cut the red tape by doing away with building restrictions and parking requirements. Until then, chatter about ‘affordable housing’ is just a lot of words.” ~ Art Carden

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Hypocrisy Abounds at Climate Summit

– November 26, 2022

“Europe is scouring the world for more fossil fuels because the continent needs them for its growth and prosperity. That same opportunity should not be withheld from the world’s poorest.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg

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