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Why Repealing “Push-Out” Doesn’t Matter, and Why It Does

The Dodd-Frank rule probably wasn’t a very efficacious way of restraining large FDIC-insured banks, but that doesn’t mean we should cheer repeal.

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What’s Left After Marx

Marxism remains useful, vibrant, and relevant as a critique of capitalism—just not as a political program.

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Bringing Back Husbandry

Forrest Pritchard shows how sustainable agriculture and generational attachments can save the family farm.

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Bringing Big Data to the Farm

Why technology may have unintended consequences for family farmers

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Thanksgiving Doorbusters Backfire on Big Retail

Stores opened even earlier—but saw the weekend’s sales slip.

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Bringing Back Cincinnatus

Why the Department of Agriculture is asking veterans to join the next generation of farmers

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Distributism Isn’t Outdated

G.K. Chesterton offers a non-statist vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone.

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Millennials In the City

The generation’s migration to the city may bring economic growth—but will it bring long-term flourishing?

Man Does Not Live By Tech Alone

Many of us are a bit Luddite when it comes to technology—and that’s good.

The War Against Austerity

Massive military spending is back in vogue as the defense industry uses ISIS to shake off sequestration.

Why Ownership Matters

The new sharing economy may have consequences for the ways we engage on a civic and political level.

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.

Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

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

How to Fake the Personal Touch

Advertisers use new technologies to mimic human interaction.

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.

Why Poor People Act That Way

Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor