The Myth of Imminent Collapse

– September 30, 2019

Worries about civilizational collapses by the Thunbergs and Extinction Rebellions of the world are exaggerated. We are nowhere near the brink of disaster.

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Reasons for Hope

– September 30, 2019

The world would be a tiny bit less free and the economy faintly less productive without each of the many, mostly small, contributions to classical-liberal scholarship and to the sharing of liberal ideas with the public.

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The Myth of Heroism

– September 24, 2019

“History and human progress are driven far more by ordinary people doing sometimes extraordinary things than by special people with a unique destiny.” ~ Stephen Davies

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Count Me Among the Fans of Downton Abbey

– September 22, 2019

The real story of anarchy – life without the state – is not one of chaos but the opposite: our failing as a civilization is that we probably have an overly competent propensity to create social systems of control from which we end up having to rebel from time to time.

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Maybe It’s Good that Politics Has Become Ridiculous

– September 21, 2019

When was the last time vast numbers of people commonly celebrated a domestic achievement of government? You have to go back a half century to the first moon landing.

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Even Swedish Socialism was Violent

– September 18, 2019

Coercive policies extended beyond eugenic sterilization, forced and voluntary.

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Friends of Freedom, Do Not Despair

– September 3, 2019

We must have the confidence that freedom is both good in itself and need not be compromised in the face of asserted collectivist dangers abroad or the challenges to liberty here at home.

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Private Expeditions in the 19th Century Were Far More Successful

– August 31, 2019

Most of the tragedies – such as the Franklin expedition – were publicly funded. 

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How Twitter is Corrupting the History Profession

– August 29, 2019

Social media once held great promise as a means of facilitating scholarly exchange. Unfortunately, academics themselves are becoming some of its worst actors.

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George S. Schuyler, Anti-Racist Champion of Liberty

– August 19, 2019

Throughout his career as a writer and journalist, which spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s, Schuyler was scathing in his analysis and relentless in his criticisms of white racism in the America of his time.

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The Three Errors of Conspiracy Theory, Even True Ones

– August 14, 2019

As the friend/enemy dichotomy intensifies, conspiracy theory advances, and not without evidence: the more politicized society becomes, the more conspiracies really do exist. 

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Have Two-Income Households Made Us Poorer?

– August 12, 2019

Ordinary Americans are indeed today much richer than they were during any imagined past golden age.

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