Hatred Will Destroy You: What the Holodomor Teaches Us Today

– May 12, 2022

“When any person harbors hatred, their own humanity is destroyed. In Grossman’s words, ‘looking at his victim as other than human, he ceases to be human himself. He executes the human being inside his own self; he is his own executioner.’” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Can We Revive the Old Constitution?

– May 12, 2022

“The New Deal constructed numerous federal departments and agencies to regulate the private sector for general, nebulous ends. In effect, we received a new constitution.” ~ Richard M. Reinsch II

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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Case for Compromise

– May 11, 2022

“Perhaps it’s time for CTFK to return to the negotiating table to reduce the number of people who smoke by guaranteeing adults access to safer tobacco alternatives, including flavored vapor products.” ~ Kim Murray

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The Folly of Debt Cancellation

– May 10, 2022

“Discharging foreign debt undermines financial institutions, distorts prices, redistributes resources, and impairs the integrity of all parties. It also risks becoming the default practice, as political choices undertaken under exigent circumstances all too frequently do.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Your Argument Implies…

– May 9, 2022

“Because no protectionist can possibly explain how prosperity is increased by arranging for resources to be so wasted, every protectionist argument in the end is an instance of illogical stupidity, pure and simple.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Government-Induced Inequality

– May 9, 2022

“As usual, history could guide us, if only we would allow it. Before the rise of the nanny state, free markets naturally drew resources, including human resources, to their most highly valued use.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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A Reality Czar? What Could Possibly Go Wrong.

– May 8, 2022

“So who could be trusted as the reality czar? No one. That is why Democrats never suggested one when Trump was in office. In politics, truth is subservient to power.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Washington Needs to Play Better with Others: Relearning the Art of Diplomacy

– May 7, 2022

“In a future highlighted by great power competition the US is going to have to follow a better model, relearn the art of diplomacy, and focus on persuading others to support America.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Your Opponents Aren’t Nihilists

– May 7, 2022

“Show the other view’s drawbacks. But, please, do not call the other side nihilists. It is baseless. It misleads, and it is the sort of language that will contribute to already evident political dysfunction in the US.” ~ Randal Hendrickson

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The Renewed Politicization of the Federal Reserve

– May 5, 2022

“Central bank independence can only be maintained by focusing on the narrow goals assigned by Congress. By straying from its mandate, Fed officials have chosen to base their decisions on politics rather than on sound economics.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan

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The PFAS Packaging Predicament: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving It

– May 5, 2022

“Experimentation is necessary for firms to advance their offerings, which can lead to an improved society. Consumers should be wary of using the power of the courts rather than the power of their purse to influence business practices.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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AOL, Elon Musk, and Twitter

– May 5, 2022

“Nothing lasts forever. What’s true applies to Twitter. To pretend that so much importance can be derived from one company and its owner is just childish, and it insults the greatest country on earth.” ~ John Tamny

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