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Volume 26, Issue 35: August 22, 2023

Alvaro Vargas Llosa (The Beacon)
Is Argentina finally, and dramatically, turning away from Peronism and socialism? First-round voting put a libertarian-leaning presidential candidate, Javier Milei, at the top of the heap. If Milei maintains his lead through the final round, Argentina may have a shot at pulling itself out of misery and back into First-World dynamism. READ MORE »

Richard K. Vedder (American Spectator)
In a world with shrinking enrollments and many underemployed Ph.D.s, the temptations to lie to get published are intense. Up to 25% of clinical trials might be made up. And in economics and the social sciences, the problems are likely worse. How do we fix this? READ MORE »

Lawrence J. McQuillan (The Beacon)
The real problem behind DeSantis-Disney? American jurisprudence has drifted away from natural rights for so long that we forget how a system of true liberty operates. For example, under a system of genuine liberty, Disney would have been free to create a special district among landowners by mutual consent without government interference—thus avoiding the occasion for feuds with politicians. READ MORE »

Craig Eyermann (The Beacon)
Fitch’s downgrade of the U.S. government’s creditworthiness earlier this month is hitting Americans squarely in the pocketbook—by driving up mortgage rates and other costs. What’s behind the downgrade? Uncle Sam has become really bad about keeping spending within his means. READ MORE »

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