The Debate Between Conservatives and Libertarians

– April 28, 2021

“Most of the contributors to this book are deceased so we are left to speculate about what their views toward Covid lockdowns would be. I suspect most if not all would be astonished and horrified at the policy choices of this past year. These writers were not technocrats but humane and learned thinkers who focused on philosophy, law, history and economics. A principle that unites them all is the need for government never to sacrifice the liberties of the people for the sake of a grand experiment in material perfectionism – a principle we can reasonably suppose applies to pathogenic perfection as well.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker


The Foundations of American Political Thought

– February 26, 2021

“The three major schools of thought we outline all try to put forward a vision for society that prioritizes liberty and well-being. They have their own unique histories and doctrines that understanding not only enlightens one to their finer workings but also to the forces that shape human civilization. Understanding the intellectual foundations of these ideologies will not only elevate political discussion but lend greater clarity to the political forces and narratives driving change in society.” ~ Ethan Yang & Jack Nicastro


As Tom Brady Reaches His 10th Super Bowl, Does Inequality Still Bother You?

– January 28, 2021

“The unequal elevate those around them. Does anyone think the Patriots would have missed the playoffs had Brady stayed? Does anyone think the Buccaneers would be in the Super Bowl without Brady? Let’s be serious.” ~ John Tamny

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David Goodhart’s Road to Somewhere

– July 13, 2020

“Goodhart frequently emphasizes that the trends in opinion that he reports are not figments of his imagination, but real opinions held by real people. That much seems accurate, and as a description of British political beliefs, his book makes useful contributions. He has failed to show why the fact that some people are convinced by hollow and harmful ideas make them valid, coherent, defensible, legitimate, or respectable. Some things just don’t hold up, no matter your tribe.” ~ Joakim Book

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Free Down Payments and Subsidized Mortgages are Not Social Justice

– June 11, 2020

“Despite 50 years of debacles, politicians are still glorified for pretending that free downpayments and subsidized mortgages are “magic beans” that multiply social justice in America.” ~ James Bovard

Pandemic, Planning, and Racial Politics

Tragedies of Our Time: Pandemic, Planning, and Racial Politics

– June 8, 2020

“The magnitude and depth of what has actually been experienced in declines in production and rises in unemployment have one and only one primary and singular source: the federal and especially state government-ordered shutdowns across the country.” ~ Richard Ebeling

Robber Barons

No, the Poor Don’t Pay Higher Taxes Than the Rich

– October 8, 2019

A new report in the New York Times claims the ultra-wealthy pay a lower tax rate than the poor. A closer look at tax statistics reveals that story is also likely wrong.


Economics Has Neglected Inequality? Absurdly Untrue

– September 4, 2019

In fact, inequality studies have been a mainstay of the discipline since at least 1948.


New Evidence that Soaring Inequality is a Myth

– June 14, 2019

Alarmists insist inequality is skyrocketing in the United States. A new measure of the top one percent’s wealth should temper that claim


Don’t Trust Inequality Data: A Lesson from the UK

– May 28, 2019

The progressive zeal for higher taxes is distorting how they construct inequality statistics.


Wealth Has Never Been More Equal

– April 1, 2019

In terms of information access and the opportunity to learn and share knowledge, we’ve never been more rich and equal.


Soaking the Rich Doesn’t Lead to Income Equality

– January 23, 2019

Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman claim we need a 70% tax rate to stem inequality. Their argument derives from a misreading of U.S. tax history.