Will We Accept Nuclear Fusion When It Comes?

– September 24, 2021

“By using the most abundant element on earth, hydrogen, Fusion provides a limitless future. The only question is whether our politics allows us to accept this good fortune.” ~ James E. Hanley

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The Curse of Resources, Coups, and Business

– September 24, 2021

“Unruly ambitions degrade the institutions and norms that would contribute to successful negotiations with multinational firms and investors essential for the development of the economy.” ~ Todd Myers

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Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage? A Review

– September 24, 2021

“The majority of corporate welfare policies appear to remove resources from local populations and via cronyism, politicians try to insulate themselves from the loss of those benefits by removing community members from the decision process.” ~ David Waugh

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Breaking News: Unrealized Capital Gains are Not Taxed

– September 23, 2021

“There’s no real news here. Instead the White House economists who did the study, Greg Leiserson and Danny Yagan, have redefined income.” ~ David R. Henderson

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Understanding Underthrow: A Pragmatic Case for Decentralism and Satyagraha

– September 23, 2021

“It’s time to unleash a thousand experiments in underthrow. Even if only a few of those experiments take hold, these niches represent the promise that you find a system that more closely resembles your ideals.” ~ Max Borders

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The Integration of College Football

– September 23, 2021

“With the slow process of peaceful social change, things become possible that had previously been impossible, and compromises that at one time had been acceptable, become unacceptable.” ~ Clifford F. Thies

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Coin Can’t Save US from Debt Crisis

– September 23, 2021

“If Treasury can just slap a figure on a hunk of metal and demand that the Federal Reserve credit its account with that figure, it could force the creation of as much money as the politicians controlling it want.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy

– September 22, 2021

“President Biden relishes condemning tax-dodging billionaires but that $600 reporting requirement is a signal that IRS purgatory could soon be crowded with average Americans.” ~ James Bovard

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A Tale of Two Letters

– September 22, 2021

“I can imagine writing, and have written, two letters of advice to my two sons upon their graduations from high school and college, the first if the trajectory of February 2020 had continued and the second given what has actually transpired since.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Great Ivermectin Flap Reveals the Tribalism of American Politics

– September 21, 2021

“A skeptic is simply a person who is willing to be persuaded by the evidence, not someone who is pre-committed to a particular outcome, or who misrepresents the facts of the case. I encourage you, whatever your tribe, to become a proper skeptic, too.” ~ James E. Hanley

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The Silver Lining of the Afghanistan Withdrawal: Afghanistan is No Longer Simply a US Problem

– September 21, 2021

“The U.S. cannot fix the world. Washington should leave Central Asia’s problems to surrounding states. And Americans should focus on reviving their country.” ~ Doug Bandow

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That’s None of Your Business, Actually

– September 20, 2021

“For what purposes may societies condone the use of violent force? The answer is many fewer than most people presently believe. Because most things are simply none of the government’s business.” ~ Joakim Book

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