Topic: Government

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

– February 16, 2022

“The only question left is: What kind of society do you want your children to inherit? The good times are over. The hard times are coming. We need strong people like Tricia Lindsay to remind us it’s time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” ~ Max Borders

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In Respectful Disagreement with Alex Salter

– February 15, 2022

“While Alex is correct to note that cross-border trade doesn’t ensure against belligerence, it almost certainly does make such belligerence more costly and, hence, less likely. We abandon such trade at our peril.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Worshiping Authority Leads to Tyranny: Five Lessons from North Korea

– February 15, 2022

“America’s ‘soft’ crushing of inquiry is far removed from North Korea’s brutal totalitarian dystopia. Yet, lessons from North Korea are warning signs. Why would we go further down this path when North Korea is a living example of the mindset that generates such a hell?” ~ Barry Brownstein

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How Government Meddling Ruined Higher Education, Part 1

– February 15, 2022

“There is no need whatsoever for government to provide, subsidize, or control education. The United States would be a far better educated country if government had kept entirely out of education. Unfortunately, it did not.” ~ George Leef

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Convoy!

– February 14, 2022

“The convoy protestors want freedom from senseless, unscientific Covid restrictions and mandates and freedom from a ruling class that ignores their own rules and treats everyday Canadians with derision and disrespect.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Re-Working Supply Chains Requires Thinking Differently

– February 13, 2022

“What is obvious is that a one-size-fits-all approach will not work – it doesn’t work for marketing, it doesn’t work for management, it doesn’t work for industries and risk mitigation, and it certainly doesn’t work for supply chain management.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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Biden Administration: Incompetent, Naïve, or Desperate?

– February 12, 2022

“Dealing with the Ukraine crisis might prove impossible for a president who is incompetent, naïve, and desperate. Buckle up, as the fabled (though probably faux) Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times,’ comes true.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Do We Have A Climate “Crisis” Only Because We’re So Comfortable?

– February 12, 2022

“It’s sad that creating an increasingly comfortable world isn’t a grand enough battle to capture human attention and spirit. But as always in politics, we must take humans as they are, not as we wish they were.” ~ James E. Hanley

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Scapegoating Inflation Will Only Make It Worse

– February 11, 2022

“For the sake of the economy and your grocery bills, let’s hope the administration’s threats of antitrust and price controls are not serious. If the administration really wants to tackle inflation, it needs the Fed to rein in its reckless monetary policy. ~ Kat Dwyer

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Gut and Amend Goes to Washington

– February 11, 2022

“This is the opposite of what would define ‘public servants’ in any other role than in a farce. It seems like the Democratic leadership at both levels has given up on even pretending otherwise.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Fiscal Policy and Inflation

– February 10, 2022

“When it comes to fiscal policy, we’re off the edge of the map. The typical stories told by unreconstructed Keynesians are clearly wrong. But that doesn’t mean we never need to worry about fiscal inflation.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

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The Organ Shortage

– February 10, 2022

“From an economic perspective the decades-long organ shortage has a simple cause: paying organ donors is illegal. Price controls predictably produce shortages.” ~ Daniel Sutter

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