frenchmess

France Is the Socialist Future We Should Dread

– March 22, 2019

France was once a role model for what big government can do for its people, the very model of socialism sought by the American left. Now the place is in shambles.

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politicalcompetition

Political Contests Are Between Competing Socialisms

– March 14, 2019

The classical liberal must remake the moral case for individual liberty and the individual rights without which freedom cannot last in the long run – and remake the case for why the paternalism of socialism and the welfare state leaves us less human than we can or should want to be.

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postmodernism

Postmodern Monetary Theory

– February 26, 2019

How the strange funding scheme behind the Green New Deal rejects the scientific foundations of economics

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bricklayer

The Labor Shortage Is Acute in Many Industries

– February 20, 2019

The data alone tell the story no one wants to hear. Continued economic growth does not so much allow as require the inclusion – indeed the expansion – of the number of undocumented immigrants on American employment rolls.

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clinchedfist

Anti-Socialism Isn’t (Necessarily) Pro-Capitalism

– February 14, 2019

Anti-socialism without a coherent alternative tends to degenerate into a contradictory, idiosyncratic, and logically incoherent case for some unstable, impure mixture of the two systems.

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crashingplane

About this Proposal to End Air Travel

– February 8, 2019

How to account for the existence of a document – widely trumpeted by the media – which proposes that we replace modern life for totalitarian government control?

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fogofwar

Why Centrally Planned War Cannot Work

– February 7, 2019

All organized activities face challenges posed by knowledge problems, and warfare is no exception.

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mmtsea

Why MMT (Ultimately) Doesn’t Matter

– February 6, 2019

MMT is an academically-garbed attempt to overcome the unwelcome fact that governments are as bound by economic limits as firms and individuals are. Yet liberty always triumphs.

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socialcomplexity

No Complex Society Can Be Socialist

– February 6, 2019

“Tonight,” Trump said, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” Indeed no complex society can be.

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mission

The Downsides and Dangers of Mission Making

– January 29, 2019

Mission making turns economic decision-making into a political conflict of interest groups possessing bargaining power in the halls of government to determine what gets done, in what ways, and for whose benefit.

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truthlies

How to Recognize the Fascistic Turn

– January 28, 2019

In explicitly promoting righteousness at the expense of factualness, Ocasio-Cortez is — in pursuit of socialistic ends — doing so beneath the mantle of fascism.

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greennewdeal

The Green New Dealers and the New Socialism

– January 22, 2019

Understanding their misguided political assumptions and the damaging economic consequences that would follow from their coming to power is essential if a “green” road to serfdom is to be avoided.

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