Topic: Government

The Very American Meaning of Roman Kaplan, Founder of Russian Samovar

– January 11, 2022

“All we know is that for people of all stripes around the world, there’s an American inside many of them just bursting to flower. Roman Kaplan’s beautiful life is a reminder that we erect barriers to very American people the world over to our detriment.” ~ John Tamny

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Benefits of a Balanced Public Health Strategy

– January 10, 2022

“Disease mitigation policy that fails to incorporate diverse demographic, geographic, cultural, and even historical subtleties that characterize localities will see the same long tail of unintended consequences and policy failure.” ~ Peter C. Earle & Ryan M. Yonk

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The Only ‘Antitrust’ Policy That’s Needed is Freedom of Entry

– January 10, 2022

“Antitrust stymies the competitive process. It does so by substituting the meager knowledge and imaginations of economists, lawyers, courts, bureaucrats, and politicians for the actual, creative head-to-head competition that occurs within markets.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Arizona Republic Report Leaves Out Important Details and Context On Universal Licensing

– January 10, 2022

“Arizona ignited a national trend in breaking down barriers to people of all backgrounds seeking to make an honest living while expanding options and choice for consumers. Universal licensing reform has bipartisan appeal.” ~ Jeffrey A. Singer

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Resolving to Reduce Policy Failures

– January 9, 2022

“Each of these issues–underselling self-government while overselling the state, lax language, numbers you can’t count on, combined with erroneous logic–put public policy on a path toward failure.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Let’s “Curb” Our Enthusiasm for Urban Planning

– January 9, 2022

“America does not have the ‘luxury’ of waiting for governments to produce a housing revolution. Instead, by freeing real estate from the boot of urban planners, let’s create the conditions that allow people to thrive!” ~ Isadore Johnson

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The Global Recession of Classical Liberalism

– January 8, 2022

“There may be diminishing returns on the economic growth that classical liberalism has promoted. It is this relative comfort that allows citizens to focus on prioritizing collective projects or wallowing in their identity.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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The Green Economy, Interethnic Conflict, Corporate Mining, and West Papua

– January 7, 2022

“It is strange how President Biden and other world leaders’ desires to save the planet from global warming can be the impetus for local environmental crises that are more immediate in their consequences than the global warming on the horizon.” ~ Todd Myers

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Elon Musk’s Big Giant Enormous Tax Bill

– January 6, 2022

“Democratic proposals generally involve making the tax code even more complicated, with the Alternative Minimum Tax applying to increasing numbers of taxpayers, and increasing the demand for tax-planning.” ~ Clifford F. Thies

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A Path Forward in Policing in 2022

– January 6, 2022

“May 2022 be the year we finally lean into law enforcement as a collaborative and complex undertaking that requires an investment in meaningful engagement.” ~ Rev. Markel Hutchins

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Yes, Senator, “Enough is Enough” – But Not How You Think

– January 5, 2022

“Senator Warren would probably be surprised (perhaps even horrified) to find that one of the great exponents of Public Choice Theory agrees with her that federal student aid programs are regressive.” ~ George Leef

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Pollster Scott Rasmussen Says Democrats Are Getting Demographics All Wrong

– January 5, 2022

“One of America’s leading national pollsters, Scott Rasmussen, says most Americans have higher priorities than politics. And he says partisan thinking about race, particularly among Democrats, hasn’t kept up with demographic realities.” ~ Marc Ang

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