As China Celebrates a Birthday, Hong Kong Has a Funeral

– October 1, 2021

“The Chinese government seems much more interested in punishing the Hong Kongese for their truculence, rather than including them as full citizens. So every year China celebrates National Day. And every year we mourn the loss of a free Hong Kong.” ~ Robert Anthony Peters

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Poverty Isn’t Just About Money: Expanding the Child Tax Credit

– September 30, 2021

“The truth is that no country ever got out of poverty because of income redistribution. If such ‘redistribution’ could deliver such a happy outcome, the U.S. should have no child poverty at all.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

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Fumento Misdiagnoses Remdesivir

– September 30, 2021

“Remdesivir gives a story of the triumph of innovation during a difficult period. The lesson we should take away is not ‘Do something, anything,’ it is to get government out of the way so we can find solutions.” ~ Raymond J. March

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Biden’s Demagoguery that Government Spending is Costless

– September 30, 2021

“President Biden’s demagoguery, arrogant impatience, and dictatorial manner do not and cannot change reality. At the end of the day, his policies can only lead to a financial and economic disaster.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Evergrande Is Not A ‘Systemic Risk.’ Politicians Are The Only Risk To The ‘System’

– September 29, 2021

“Let’s hope that Chinese government officials prove wiser than American politicians, pundits, and economists who to this day think 2008 was caused by the failure of a few financial institutions. This wholly mistaken view remains the only ‘systemic risk’ in the ‘system’ that is the U.S. economy.” ~ John Tamny

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Choice: Real and In Extremis

– September 29, 2021

“It’s flabbergasting that those who denounce the market on the grounds that the choices it leaves open to individuals are not real – that these choices are largely made by people in extremis – look upon the outcomes of government coercion with such fondness and favor.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Biden’s Gambit: Actively Testing Americans’ Willingness to Assert Their Rights

– September 29, 2021

“The lesson here is, if you have moral rights and legal rights, defend them so that they are also your actual rights. As John Stuart Mill observed, ‘Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.'” ~ Jon Sanders

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Since Viking Times, the Nordics Have Been Different

– September 28, 2021

“Work hard; Endure hardship; Do what is right. That is the core of the Viking spirit, which Herman so elegantly traces through its millennia-long history: ‘about daring to reach for more than the universe had gifted you, no matter the odds and the obstacles.'” ~ Joakim Book

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Immigration and the Open Society

– September 28, 2021

“Few of us would endorse the idea of marriages mandatorily arranged by parents for their kids. Why would we be happier with state paternalism deciding how society should be formed?” ~ Alberto Mingardi

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Fast Payments Enable Lightning Kidnappings in Brazil

– September 28, 2021

“The only way that the Banco Central do Brasil could completely end PIX-based lightning kidnapping would be to slow the entire system down. That would mean cutting regular Brazilians off completely from the benefits of real-time payments.” ~ J.P. Koning

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Nutzenschmerz

– September 27, 2021

“Only a society afflicted with severe Nutzenschmerz would choose a system where even the neediest are harmed, to ensure that no one else gets an arbitrary or undeserved benefit.” ~ Michael Munger

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Biden’s Tax Plan Is a Middle-Class Death Tax Dressed as a Capital Gains Tax on the Rich

– September 27, 2021

“Say what they will about using the tax code to reduce income inequality, the fact is that multi-trillion dollar deficits have made politicians desperate for new sources of tax revenue. And, having eaten the rich, they’re now turning their eyes to the middle class.” ~ James R. Harrigan & Antony Davies

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