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Fed Report Says Millennials Are Poorer than Other Generations — But Fed Policies Made It Happen

Global EconomyLabor and WagesU.S. History

Blog12/10/2018

The Fed tells us that the Millennials are less wealthy and lower-income than others. But the Fed ignores its own role in stifling wealth growth among the young.

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The Tragedy of America's Entry into World War I

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/10/2018

America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.

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On Voting

U.S. History

Blog11/06/2018

Since each person votes for different reasons, we can't morally say that the outcome of an election binds people to any specific law or policy.

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How Privatized Neighborhoods Could Make Trick-or-Treating Even Better

U.S. History

Blog10/31/2018

Not every neighborhood resident likes the trick-or-treat tradition of Halloween. But an answer can be found in a better adherence to property rights.

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Why Hillary Clinton Was Probably Lying when She Said She's Against Civility in Politics

U.S. History

Blog10/25/2018

What politicians and pundits of the Clinton variety really want is a return to the days of the Era of Consensus of the 1950s and 60s when uncivil opposition was unthinkable.

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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

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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