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Obama Is a Republican

He’s the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.

A Tax on Patriotism

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The End of Ownership and the Obsolescence of Ayn Rand

A 21st-century economy of service will disrupt our arguments over politics and economics alike.

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Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

What’s wrong with global capitalism, and how to rewrite the rules of the game

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How to Fake the Personal Touch

Advertisers use new technologies to mimic human interaction.

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Suicide of the Globalists

The Economist‘s editors understand that the Western liberal state is in deep crisis—but their suggested solutions are inconsistent at best, dangerous at worst.

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Why Poor People Act That Way

Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor

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Mike Lee and Marco Rubio Broaden the Base on Taxes

Two Tea Party senators craft the anti-Romney GOP agenda around liberty well understood.

Where Have the Young Farmers Gone?

The average age of the American farmer is 58—and there’s no one to take their place.

How Casinos Corrupt Cities

Baltimore gambles on dens of crony capitalism instead of community-centric economic development.

Is Burger King an Economic Patriot?

Globalists who applauded NAFTA can’t criticize corporate inversions that expatriate profits.

Hayek’s Case Against Unlimited Immigration

Local knowledge is lost when too many newcomers don’t know a neighborhood’s customs.

I Have Seen Healthcare’s Future …

Toward a harmonic policy convergence called “Orydencare for All.”

How Democracy Dies

Tocqueville taught that restless private obsessions would degrade civic commitments close to home.

Obama’s Amnesty-Inequality Trap

The politics of mass immigration sacrifice the security of the working class for the comfort of the elite.

The Consequences of Virtual Efficiency

Our obsession with self and its appetites has led to a depletion of real-life character.

Alaska Goes Local

Can farmers and consumers foster locavorism in America’s coldest state?