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Week in Review: January 21, 2017

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
America has a new president, but will the new boss be the same as the old boss?

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What Trump Could Do

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
Today Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. Voters rejected the devil they know so well — Hillary Clinton — for the devil they don’t.

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German Inflation Anxiety Could Bring an Election Shock in 2017

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
With German elections approaching, Germans may grow tired of monetary instability forced on them for the sake of saving the Italian economy.

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Must Libertarians Be Individualists?

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
Contrary to the claim that they want for all a "self-sufficient" life in isolation, libertarians assume there is great value in voluntary cooperation.

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The Failures of Obama's Foreign Policy

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
Andrew Bacevich and John Mearsheimer, two leading foreign policy scholars, indict the interventionist foreign policy of the Obama administration.

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Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2017
When egalitarians like Oxfam say some people are "worse off," they really mean those people are getting rich more slowly than some others.

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Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

By Oxfam's methods, anyone with a few bucks in the bank is causing poverty for the bottom 10%. Oxfam, of course, has much more than a few bucks.

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The Antidote to Marxist Literary Criticism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog01/17/2017

In a new book Literature and Liberty, Allen Mendenhall brings a fresh eye to literary criticism — a discipline long marred by doctrinaire Marxism.

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Week in Review: January 14, 2017

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog01/13/2017

The nation braces itself for the inauguration of a new president. Politics, however, will not cure what ails us.

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Let Businesses Decide for Themselves Where to Make Their Products

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog01/13/2017

Some products are best made in the USA, and some or not. Business themselves are the only ones in the position to make an informed choice on this.

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