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What a "Hard Brexit" Could Mean for the UK

Media and CultureMoney and Banking

Blog03/20/2019

London is a major global hub, and a hard Brexit wouldn't change that. But one of the best possible outcomes of Brexit could be a move toward real free trade beyond the faux "free trade" of the EU bloc.

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Capitalism as It Is and as It Is Seen by the Common Man

EducationFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog02/11/2019

Even in the heyday of liberalism only a few people had a full grasp of the functioning of the market economy. 

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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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Are Gun Rights the Next Target of Corporate Censorship?

Media and CultureMoney and BanksThe Police State

Blog01/03/2019

The US private sector badly needs to de-politicize itself. Also: more government regulation isn't the answer.

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Ebenezer Scrooge's Tiresome Crusade Against "Consumerism"

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog12/25/2018

Scrooge was wrong, and his Nephew Fred was right. While it's true the benefits of feasting with friends and family can't be calculated in a ledger, that doesn't mean those things have no value.

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The State Is Influencing Big Tech’s "Unpersoning" — Now Imagine If It Takes Over Healthcare

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog12/11/2018

Grow the scope of government and expand the weapons of the state that can be deployed against its political enemies.

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The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Power of Tech Giants

Media and Culture

Blog12/05/2018

Their successful use of the "surveillance business model" has given Facebook and Google an immense amount of power over the flow of information and who sees it.

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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.

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A White House Press Pass Has Nothing to do with the First Amendment

Media and Culture

Blog11/16/2018

CNN apparently imagines a First Amendment that grants special privileges only to wealthy and powerful media personalities working in Washington, DC.

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