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Volume 26, Issue 24: June 6, 2023

Art Carden (AIER)
Not a titled noble or an emperor or an iron-fisted warlord? But still want to enjoy the fruits of the world’s labors? Thanks to our commercial society, you can. It’s called Walmart. And not even the Caesars had it so good. READ MORE »

Economic Peril or Prosperity?
Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Christopher J. Coyne, Michael C. Munger

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
President Biden and former President Trump have made the same promise to voters: they won’t touch Social Security or Medicare. That’s not merely disappointing. It’s irresponsible. All the more so since some good, relatively easy, free-market fixes could be implemented—right now. Our own John Goodman has the details. READ MORE »

K. Lloyd Billingsley (American Spectator)
“Only you can prevent wildfires,” says Smokey Bear, who called—remember?—for campfire safety, proper maintenance of equipment, and home protection. Such practical advice is better than blowing smoke on climate change and blaming energy companies. That was true then and is now. Particularly now. READ MORE »

Ivan R. Eland (Eagle Tribune)
Nixon cleverly created a competition between China and Russia, to America’s advantage. Regrettably, Biden is doing the opposite, to America’s disadvantage. Can anything be done to reverse this blunder? (Yes.) READ MORE »

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