U.S. History

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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog11 hours ago

There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.

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The President's Economic Betrayal

SocialismU.S. History

Blog10/13/2018

In this 1971 New York Times editorial, Murray Rothbard described how, under Nixon's "New Economic Policy," "fascism came to America."

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Conflicting Government Data Shows the Importance of Sound Economic Theory

U.S. History

Blog10/11/2018

Even if we can observe amazing amounts of economic progress in the face of rising government intervention, in a relatively free economy, this can always be attributed to the resilience of the market system, and the power of human innovation and productivity.

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Why Cass Sunstein Prefers Pro-War "Experts" to Pro-Peace Populists

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/28/2018

Randolph Bourne was too much the populist for Sunstein who believed "the people" must be guided by experts, because people are too bewildered by the complexities of it all to be able to choose rationally for themselves.

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In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.

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The Supreme Court: Why the Stakes Are So High

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/20/2018

As of 2016, median wealth in the United States was still near 1983 levels.

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/18/2018

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

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