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The Next Crisis Is Anyone’s Guess, But the Government Is Ready to Lockdown the Nation

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken First came 9/11, which the government used to transform itself into a police state. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which the police state used to test out its lockdown powers. In ...

Thomas Nixon Carver on the Economics of Conflict versus Cooperation

Human beings have had two fundamental ways of associating with each other: conflict or cooperation. Both methods have run through all recorded human history, as well as long before human beings left intelligible residues of their actions to be deciphered by those who came after them. Group conflicts have seemed to have a variety of causes: religious, political, linguistic, ...

Dump Trump’s Trade Policy

After “a thorough, transparent, and data-driven investigation,” the U.S. Commerce Department has determined that American companies should pay higher prices for imported tin mill products, which, of course, will be passed on to consumers. Although the Constitution authorizes the federal government (Art. I, Sec. 8, Par. 18) “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with ...