Marijuana Legalization: Corporate America Now Leading the Way

– October 15, 2021

“Although government plays a role in confronting abuse, civil institutions have an even more important role in creating informal rules for drug use. We increasingly see this process at work, illustrating an important expansion of liberty in Americans’ lives.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Money and the Constitution

– October 15, 2021

“The dubious constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System set up in 1912 might have been overlooked if it had provided price stability, lower unemployment, or enhanced economic growth.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan

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Time for Washington to Stop Sanctioning the World: US Arrogance Leaves Trail of Innocent Victims Behind

– October 14, 2021

“America’s sanctions policy is both costly and cruel, with the gains rarely worth the resulting human harm. The Biden administration should review current policy and sharply limit the use of economic sanctions.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Five College Campus Myths

– October 14, 2021

“Many college students and young people are remarkably receptive to economic theory, but lack the experience with mainline economic education and research to come to sound economic conclusions on their own.” ~ David Gillette & Lauren Frazier

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Pennsylvania’s Road to Serfdom (and Freedom’s to Perdition)

– October 14, 2021

“Pennsylvania’s updated ‘climate action plan,’ as were all previous plans, is a recipe for economic disaster and society’s mutual demise. Never has such ‘forward thinking’ been so utterly backward and ignorant.” ~ Colin McNickle

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Capital Accumulation and the Reconciliation Package

– October 13, 2021

“Misguided tax hikes on businesses and individuals that discourage saving and diminish funds for private investment must be avoided. Neglecting this legislation’s adverse impact on capital accumulation means robbing future prosperity for the sake of the present social ends.” ~ Theodore A. Gebhard

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Security Theatre and Covering One’s Buttocks

– October 11, 2021

“People still believe the erroneous and absurdly exaggerated fears that our political and journalistic merchants of fear released a year-and-a-half ago. How long we’ll carry the mistakes of Covid is anybody’s guess, but we’ll play a lot of security theatre until then.” ~ Joakim Book

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A Current Burden of Deficit Financing

– October 11, 2021

“Only someone who is convinced that government will undertake only economically worthwhile projects regardless of the means of financing – or someone who doesn’t understand economics – can look favorably upon deficit financing by government.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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End Banking as We Know It?

– October 10, 2021

“Omarova is right to point out the deficiencies in central banking. Nonetheless, ending traditional banking to fix central banking would be like closing schools to improve student retention. There are easier ways forward.” ~ Kenneth Kalczuk

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Can You Even Be An “Informed” Citizen?

– October 10, 2021

“The issues we’re considering are far, far more complex than you can fit on a bumper sticker, and this suggests that we would do better to move things into the commercial sphere rather than the political sphere.” ~ Art Carden

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Hostility to Free Trade Is Now Officially Bipartisan

– October 9, 2021

“Now, despite nominally battling each other on many issues, on one issue Democrats and Republicans stand united: their bipartisan hostility to free trade.” ~ Raymond C. Niles

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Beware of the Progressive Redefinition of Moderates

– October 9, 2021

“Frederic Bastiat wrote his electoral manifesto at a time when politically popular ‘moderates’ enabled expanding government coercion, while ‘extremists’ defended liberty. Unfortunately, little seems different today.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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