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Why 1619 Matters in 2019

by Matthew Feeney on Aug 19, 2019

The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty. 

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Hayek vs. Beveridge on the Welfare State: In Dialogue

by Paul Matzko on Aug 5, 2019

Beveridge’s and Hayek’s dispute over expert control of economic and social policy was a manifestation of a much deeper disagreement, known as the “Knowledge Problem”. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Clinton Administration

by Marcus Witcher on Aug 2, 2019

Clinton was an internationalist and believed in an activist American presence abroad, but he was unable to create a comprehensive doctrine to guide the United States into the 21st century.

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Vice in The Virtue of Nationalism

by Akiva Malamet on Jul 30, 2019

Hazony’s views about the role of individuals and the nature of ethics mean that nations of any type are permitted to wage unjust war and impose sweeping domestic oppression. This nationalism should not guide our thinking today. 

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What Theory Won’t Tell You About Public Goods

by Jon Murphy on Jul 23, 2019

When theory is applied to actual cases, economic goods don’t always fit neatly into theoretical categories like “public goods” and “private goods.”

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Externalities

by Art Carden on Jul 18, 2019

What are externalities, in the economic sense of the word? In what ways can they be addressed?

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Willful Partisan Blindness: The Immigration Example

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 17, 2019

We must overcome our political-cultural group affinities if we wish to see things as they are: the problem isn’t ultimately who controls the state, but the state itself.

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What, to an American, is the Fourth of July?

by Andy Craig on Jul 4, 2019

Independence Day is a celebration of America, yes, but it’s also a day to rededicate ourselves to critiquing the job we’re doing at living up to our own mission statement.