Getting Real About Taxes

– November 26, 2021

“It is high time that the federal government recognizes the creepy tax effects of inflation and gets real about taxes. It should forget about taxing unrealized capital gains, compensate victims of its inflationary policies, and begin to inflation-index everything.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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A Series of Miracles

– November 25, 2021

“Take a cue from Lincoln and appreciate the blessings that we do enjoy rather than pining for things we don’t. Take a cue from the best America has produced and say a prayer of thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Hugh Hefner and William F. Buckley Jr.: Two Very Different Legacies

– November 24, 2021

“Young people intent on changing the world can take solace—and find some instruction—in the stories of two men who were still in their twenties when they made their names in the mid-twentieth century.” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Who Was Buckley?

– November 24, 2021

“For the many nostalgic conservatives with strong emotional investments in Buckley, the fading of familiarity with him among his countrymen hurts a little, and should.” ~ David B. Frisk

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The Recovery of Liberty

– November 23, 2021

“The attack on liberty is unrelenting. To get attackers to relent, it helps to clarify what we mean by liberty. We are then in a better position to awaken them to the damage they do.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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Everything Nancy MacLean Doesn’t Like is a Conspiracy Theory

– November 17, 2021

“It would appear that MacLean’s ideological disdain for school vouchers is so intense, so fervent, and so unwavering, that she’s willing to countenance a direct partnership with racial segregationists in the service of that cause.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Thoughts on Democratic Choice

– November 16, 2021

“Freedom of choice is wonderful, and democracy – properly understood and constrained – can be a blessing. But democracy becomes a heinous curse when its ethos is reduced to nothing more than the belief that the majority is free to choose whatever it fancies.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Mises’s Regression Theorem, Bitcoin, and Subjective Value Theory

– November 14, 2021

“If value is subjective, and if a medium of exchange is a good like any other, then how can we say that a good could not first be valued by some person somewhere as a medium of exchange rather than for some other purpose beforehand?” ~ Emile Phaneuf III

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A Three-Pronged Blunder, or, What Money Is, and What It Isn’t

– November 13, 2021

“Can we please junk the stupid three-function definition of money? So what if textbook writers keep repeating it? It’s incoherent. It’s based on some earlier economists’ sloppy reading of Jevons’s classic treatment.” ~ George Selgin

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The Long History of Parents’ Rights

– November 11, 2021

“If the recent denigration of parents is a harbinger of things to come, then liberty-loving people need to make the case, once again, for the right of parents to direct their children’s education, including in public schools.” ~ Joseph Griffith

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Dear America: It’s Time to Break Up

– November 11, 2021

“Decentralization is the light at the end of a very dark tunnel for America. Eventually, we may not have a choice — and at that stage, such a breakup will be far uglier and more painful than one we agree to now.” ~ Max Borders

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The General Welfare

– November 4, 2021

“I reject the notion that most of the Framers would have supported the constitutionality of any policy that Congress enacted simply because it falls within the federal government’s purview. To be constitutional, a federal law or other policy must be in scope but also at least a Kaldor-Hicks improvement.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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