AIER Welcomes Will Ruger

– December 14, 2021

“’I would like to welcome William to AIER and look forward to his stewardship of the institute in the years to come,’ said Gregory van Kipnis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at AIER.” ~ AIER

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The 1619 Project Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

– December 11, 2021

“Rather than following the evidence where it leads, Hannah-Jones picks and chooses bits and pieces of her arguments from a secondary literature based on whether it conforms to her preconceived political narrative.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Democracy Demands Transparency

– November 29, 2021

“If complete and instantaneous disclosure proves impossible politically, the United States should return to a government with powers so limited that it need not be constantly audited, watched, or dreaded.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed

– October 25, 2021

“The mere fact that Biden is not Donald Trump will likely continue to give him a free pass from the media for at least another six months. Or maybe cold, hard reality will never catch up with the most media-beloved president since Barack Obama.” ~ James Bovard

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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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