Facebook Should Stage Regular Outages to Awaken Its Clueless Critics

– October 17, 2021

“Yes, it’s no fun when access is cut off to what routinely pleases you. In that case, maybe Facebook should stage occasional outages as a way of waking up its hapless critics to how much the company’s alleged victims enjoy its free offering.” ~ John Tamny

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Eyes on the Politicized Prize

– October 12, 2021

“We may conclusively establish that the monopsony scenario of the minimum wage was directly anticipated and discussed by economists for decades before Card and Krueger’s paper.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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What Are the Nobel Journalists Doing?

– October 12, 2021

“I’m always surprised at the unbelievably poor quality of questions journalists pose to the newly minted laureates. The profession of the Fourth Estate is indeed in hopeless decline; nowhere is this as clear as in watching the econ Nobel be announced.” ~ Joakim Book

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Can You Even Be An “Informed” Citizen?

– October 10, 2021

“The issues we’re considering are far, far more complex than you can fit on a bumper sticker, and this suggests that we would do better to move things into the commercial sphere rather than the political sphere.” ~ Art Carden

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Has America Lost Its Story?

– October 4, 2021

“A robust civic education, which seeks to impart that ‘sense of continuity with generations gone before’ of which Dos Passos spoke and begins the process of locating one’s life in a meaning larger than oneself, is an important step back from the precipice.” ~ Wilfred M. McClay

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Sensemaking in the Era of Authoritarian Media

– October 4, 2021

“Authoritarians are counting on our ignorance, which they will use to justify a new kind of truth. Software developers of the world: Please build us a truth tracking system. You might just upgrade humanity’s sensemaking for good.” ~ Max Borders

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Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage? A Review

– September 24, 2021

“The majority of corporate welfare policies appear to remove resources from local populations and via cronyism, politicians try to insulate themselves from the loss of those benefits by removing community members from the decision process.” ~ David Waugh

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Was the OnlyFans Ban a Symptom of Creeping Financial Censorship?

– September 9, 2021

“It is unfortunate that OnlyFans content creators were nearly deplatformed. However, it seems to be a local incident, and not indicative of a global decline in accessibility to payments.” ~ J.P. Koning

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Why Almost Nobody Knows Anything about Critical Race Theory

– September 2, 2021

“If we were to dig deeper, a look at biases in human reasoning would provide us with a richer understanding of the costs of sincerely trying to understand CRT and how it is or is not appropriately used at various levels of education.” ~ James E. Hanley

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Environmentalism as Religion: Unpacking the Congregation

– August 27, 2021

“Academics, such as Vogel et al., have learned to use these tools to stretch their limited findings into a full-blown rallying cry for their own preferred policies; in this case, socialism on a global scale.” ~ Jessica Rood & Ryan M. Yonk

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Pundits Inflate the Importance of Politics and Ideology with Regards to Vaccine Hesitancy

– August 26, 2021

“The wisest thing to do is to resist the urge to whack around your opponents for something which, let’s admit it, is mostly for your own personal gratification.” ~ Vincent Geloso

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Letters to the Editor

– August 25, 2021

“Writing such letters is an effective means of making important points sharply, and with a much higher prospect – compared to writing a full Op-ed – of being published in prominent venues such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The Economist.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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