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Thomas Piketty Strikes Again > article

"The obvious problem is that Piketty has his own sacrosanct vision, one where a powerful central government orders people about so that they don’t interfere with the grand scheme of equality." ~ George Leef...

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Weekly Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Fell in the Latest... > article

“Weekly initial claims for unemployment benefits fell back from a three-month high in the prior week and remain at a very low level by historical comparison. Most data suggest the labor market remains very tight.” ~ Robert Hughes...

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Consumer Confidence Softened in January > article

“Consumer expectations weakened in January, pulling down overall consumer confidence. Continued expansion remains the likely course, but weaker consumer attitudes could become a headwind.” ~ Robert Hughes...

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Don't Look Up: The Allegory We've Been Waiting For > article

Peter C. Earle is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2018. Prior to that he spent over 20 years as a trader and analyst at a number of securities firms and hedge funds in the New York metropolitan area, as well as running a gaming and cryptocurrency consultancy....

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Freedom and Whisky Go Together Like Tyranny and Oppression > article

"Burns hails whisky as the drink of the 'freeborn, martial boys' of Scotland, and he readily sees the 'foe' as government: 'royal George's will.' His final lines are well founded. If tyranny is linked to the oppression of distilling, then it follows that 'Freedom and whisky go together'" ~ Jon......

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Political Preferences and Public Policy > article

"Citizens and voters have less influence over public policy than a romantic notion of democracy would suggest. The political elite tells voters what to think, and they fall in line behind their leaders." ~ Randall G. Holcombe...

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Africa Needs Carbon Fuels > article

"It’s time to end environmental colonialism. Let Africa develop – quickly – and they, like people elsewhere, will choose more environmental protection as they grow wealthier." ~ James E. Hanley...

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From Darkness to Light > article

Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership, and his essays have appeared in publications such as the Foundation for Economic Education and Intellectual Takeout. To receive Barry’s essays in your inbox, visit

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