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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Lisa Cook is Unqualified for the Federal Reserve Board

– May 4, 2022

“It’s time to end mandate drift once and for all. We need qualified nominees who understand the proper role of monetary policy. Unfortunately, Dr. Cook falls short on both counts.” ~ Alexander William Salter

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Senioritis: It’s Not Just for Slackers Anymore

– May 4, 2022

“Senioritis is a rational response to the end-of-period problems students face when future consequences that normally condition, if not virtually dictate, their incentives, are eroded.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Are EUAs Deregulation or Regulatory Capture?

– May 4, 2022

“As the pandemic ends, there are plenty of frustrating examples of what went wrong. Let’s hope deregulation is remembered as an example of what went right.” ~ Raymond J. March

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“Let Us Not Mistake Words for Things”

– May 3, 2022

“During New York state’s 1788 convention to ratify the newly drafted US Constitution, Alexander Hamilton warned ‘let us not mistake words for things.’ This wise warning has wide applicability still today.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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William F. Buckley’s Encounter With Evil

– May 3, 2022

“The moral of this tragic story is that people are often too trusting of criminals professing their innocence, and ignore the reality of human nature: Evil exists.” ~ Mark Pulliam

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Public Education – The Innovation Desert That Leaves a Nation at Risk

– May 2, 2022

“Real progress in the U.S. K-12 system will take broad and aggressive reforms which can only be possible after we break the hold innovation’s enemies have on the education system.” ~ Don Parker

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A Better Understanding of Justice

– May 2, 2022

“Adam Smith guides us on how to talk justice beyond the commutative: formulate it as either distributive or estimative, not an admixture of the two.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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How Threat-Free Are Americans from COVID-19? Late April 2022 Update

– April 30, 2022

“The main threat to people continues to be totalitarian government orders based on COVID and anything else they can get away with calling a ‘public health emergency.'” ~ Jon Sanders

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