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The Libertarian: The Green New Deal

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The new policy proposal is an exercise in progressive absurdity.

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Where’s The Love—For Pelosi, AOC, And California Aerospace?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 14, 2019

This being Valentine’s Day, I’m guessing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t sending much affection Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s way—even if Pelosi did applaud in her direction (at President Trump’s expense) during last week’s State of the Union Address.

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Area 45: The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Area 45
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the hands dealt to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and the 45th president, Donald Trump.

Decentralized Governance and Accountability

by Jonathan Rodden, Erik Wibbels
Monday, February 11, 2019

At the end of the twentieth century, academics and policymakers welcomed a trend toward fiscal and political decentralization as part of a potential solution for slow economic growth and poor performance by insulated, unaccountable governments. For the past two decades, researchers have been trying to answer a series of vexing questions about the political economy of multilayered governance.

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Area 45: Is Taxing Wealth “Economic Justice?” With John Cochrane

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Thursday, February 7, 2019

The merits of the various proposed tax hikes and whether they constitute sound economics.

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The Libertarian: The New Progressive Agenda

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Examining a raft of left-wing policy proposals from 2020 presidential candidates.

In the News

How to Make Sure Federal Workers Won’t Go Unpaid Ever Again

quoting George P. Shultzvia The American Prospect
Thursday, January 24, 2019

In March 1970, 250,000 postal workers went out on strike because Congress
 was refusing to enact legislation that would give them a long overdue raise. Many postal workers were then receiving welfare to supplement their extremely low wages. At the time, Congressional legislation was the only way that postal workers could get a raise, but because of Congressional wrangling over the structure of the Postal Service, action on postal wages was stalled.

The U.S. Army In The Iraq War – Volume 1: Invasion – Insurgency – Civil War, 2003-2006

by Colonel Joel Rayburn
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Iraq War has been the costliest U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War. To date, few official studies have been conducted to review what happened, why it happened, and what lessons should be drawn.

In the News

The Economy Can’t Shrug Off The Shutdown Forever

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
For months now, commentators and economists have been warily eyeing the U.S. economy and asking what will cause the next recession. Risky corporate debt seemed to be building up in the system, but with profits robust and interest rates low, servicing the debt didn’t seem to be a problem.
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Area 45: Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?

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