Topic: History

Newsweek Discovers Black Conservatives

– March 6, 2022

“Conservatives honor their heritage, but when they look in the mirror they see a person, not a black person or a white person. But how does this work when you’re the only black person in a group?” ~ Clifford F. Thies

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Affirmative Action – Help or Hindrance for the Underrepresented?

– March 5, 2022

“Scientists should carefully examine the evidence before announcing their conclusions. If you examine the evidence concerning racial preferences, you have to question whether they don’t do far more harm than good.” ~ George Leef

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On Human Responsibility

– March 4, 2022

“We are indeed smart and reasonable, but typically only when we each personally experience, in unambiguous ways, a significant portion of the material costs and benefits of each of our choices.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Uncomplicating a Complicated World: The Shining Legacy of Walter E. Williams

– March 4, 2022

“Walter Williams was vastly instrumental in showing us that the best solutions to the racial problems that bedevil us don’t come from the government who all too often caused a problem in the first place.” ~ Tarnell Brown

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The Meme-Stock Revolution That Wasn’t

– March 3, 2022

“At the end of the day, argues Jakab, most retail investors were left holding the bag. Aside from the identifiable shorts like Gabe Plotkin or Andrew Left, most other Wall Street actors made a lot of money from the episode.” ~ Joakim Book

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Beauty Transcends Outrage

– March 3, 2022

“Strength of emotion cannot by itself justify moral outrage. We have a duty not to offend others without good reason, but we also have a duty not to be offended by others without good reason.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple

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Business Leaders Build Trust, Politicians Compel Compliance

– February 28, 2022

“While pursuing their interests, business leaders have an incentive to serve the welfare of others. Business leaders challenge their assumptions. Politicians act on unexamined assumptions and compel others to obey.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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The State of the Union is…

– February 28, 2022

“It would be far better that we insist on following Thomas Jefferson’s lead. While his predecessors, Washington and Adams, delivered their State of the Union addresses in person every year, Jefferson just sent letters to Congress.” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Efficiency Means More than Using the Existing Stock of Resources Well

– February 25, 2022

“In an open market economy, the stock of resources will never be fixed. The size and contents of that stock will change over time and that change is appropriately reckoned to be a result of the economic system.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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What Can the US Learn from Argentina’s Inflation?

– February 24, 2022

“We can learn by looking at countries that have employed these strategies before. Inflation in the U.S. has been modest by Argentine standards. To keep it that way, the US must avoid repeating Argentina’s mistakes.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky

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Uncivil Cause or Effect?

– February 23, 2022

“If I felt violations of my constitutional rights were being proposed or imposed, those violations of ‘the highest law of the land,’ not the civility with which I object, are the core of the problem.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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The Third Party

– February 21, 2022

“What is certain is that either a viable third party must soon emerge, or the two major parties will split the country as they continue desperately to hold to power in the name of an ever shrinking minority of the people.” ~ Antony Davies

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