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The Problem with the Census

U.S. History

Blog04/23/2019

The Left opposes adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census form. The answer lies in abolishing all questions except those that count total residents. But that won't happen because the census is used to justify a myriad of government programs.

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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The Economic Recessions of the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks. 

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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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What if Climate Warriors Put their Money Where Their Mouths Are?

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog04/12/2019

The emergence of "catastrophe bonds" in recent decades suggests an interesting way that Climate Warriors could alleviate the presumed costs of climate change — assuming climate activists are willing to spend any of their own money on the problem.

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"Objective Journalism" Has Always Been a Myth

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/28/2019

Objective reporting in journalism has always been based on a myth. Happily, the facade of objectivity is now breaking down.

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What Did the Founders Mean by "Invasion"?

U.S. History

Blog03/23/2019

The US Constitution doesn't mention immigration regulation as a federal power. So some have tried to redefine immigration as "invasion." It's an unconvincing claim.

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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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A College "Education" Has Little to do with Education

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/14/2019

Wealthy Hollywood types, being relentless and cynical social climbers, figured out years ago that college is mostly about social status and certification.

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The Problem with "Reparations"

Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History

Blog03/12/2019

Reparations to heirs of slaves make sense so long as the actually guilty parties are the ones paying. Short of that, the policy being discussed has nothing to do with reparations. It's just a wealth redistribution scheme. 

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