Cuba Demoted to “Not Real Socialism”

– July 19, 2021

“We can look at socialism’s miserable track record and try to learn from what people actually do and actually want. Retroactively saying ‘Actually, that isn’t real socialism’ about the Cuban revolution won’t change the fact that people vote for freedom and against socialism in overwhelming numbers.” ~ Art Carden

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Is the State Your Single Source of Truth?

– July 18, 2021

“When the State expands, it tends to do so at the expense of other sources of authority and loyalty. The family, the community, the church or other religious group, the employer, the club – all are undermined as the State grows.” ~ David McGrogan

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Bureaucracy as Infrastructure

– July 18, 2021

“Earmarks for special interests from both parties make it easier to get bipartisan support in Congress, but with wasteful spending spiraling out of control, it’s hard to see that as an advantage.”~ Robert F. Mulligan

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Harvesting the Sickening Fruit of Lockdowns

– July 17, 2021

“One would be well advised to expect that nary a single public official will be called to account for the mounting NPI death toll. But with fear already welling up regarding new Covid variants, and the first of a new set of NPIs being imposed, awareness of the overlooked, underappreciated costs may save lives in the near future.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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It’s About Time We Stopped “Trying Communism”

– July 17, 2021

“We live in an age where ignorance is a choice when it comes to the superiority of a free and open society. The quicker we stop averting our eyes and look at the facts, the quicker we can move towards a world where every individual, regardless of their geographical and political fortune, can live free and prosper.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Dandy Horses, Memes, and Private Security

– July 17, 2021

“Some policy memes, like some of the political cartoons of old, constitute powerful ways of spreading important policy points in pithy, thoughtful ways. Many, though, are the weak tea products of minds ignorant of even the most basic tenets of business, economic, and policy history.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Protests In Cuba Tell a Much Bigger Global Story

– July 16, 2021

“Hopefully the video images downloaded from the streets of Havana signal a successful push by the Cuban people to finally free themselves from tyranny. Those in power can’t arrest everyone, and if they try to, or if they try to bring physical harm to protesters, we’ll all know it.” ~ John Tamny

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Let’s Not Pretend We Defeated Lockdowns

– July 16, 2021

“Despite the evidence, despite the advocacy, despite the public outcry, the lockdowners had their way with society. Some of them have gotten away with blatant hypocrisy while in positions of authority. The list is so large the Heritage Foundation even has a database to list the notable incidents.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Biden Places A Bull’s Eye On “Big Rail”

– July 15, 2021

“Joe Biden’s latest pivot against ‘Big’ reveals shocking ignorance about how businesses remain in business. If the President gets his way. Big Rail will be muzzled to the detriment of its customers, and to competition in the ever-changing world of shipping more broadly.” ~ John Tamny

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The Dangers and Opportunities of Biden’s New Antitrust Order

– July 14, 2021

“Biden’s executive order is filled with aggressive and romantic language that seems to harken back to the tired old age of early 20th-century trust busting that reeks of disdain for large corporations just for the sake of being large. At the same time, the order does pay some respect to the idea that economic freedom is a necessary component for encouraging competition.” ~ Ethan Yang

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No Victory Lap For Governors Who Locked Down America

– July 14, 2021

“As long as politicians are exalted, the actual details of their decrees are irrelevant: they have been coronated as saviors. Cuomo assured his fellow Covid-profiteering governors that ‘this will happen again.’ This is why Americans must recognize the catastrophic failure of political iron fists during the Covid-19 pandemic.” ~ James Bovard

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Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary

– July 13, 2021

“A lie can get around the world faster than truth can get its pants on, according to the adage apocryphally connected to Mark Twain or Winston Churchill (or Jonathan Swift). In a terrible ‘study,’ Iceland showed that we can reduce the hours worked by public officials without any meaningful negative outcome to society. Shocking, I know.” ~ Joakim Book

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