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Volume 27, Issue 4: January 23, 2024

Gabriel Gasave
Five obstacles have prevented Latin America from achieving its potential: corporatism, mercantilism, privilege, bottom-up wealth transfer, and politicized law. Argentine President Milei now has a golden opportunity to cut at least a few of the five wires of this society-destroying machinery. But he must act! Where is his chainsaw?! READ MORE »

Victor Davis Hansen (American Greatness)
The truth is that the progressive movement cannot enact its unpopular agendas. So it must scare the people silly and gin up chaos to destroy its perceived enemies—any crisis will do. What, then, can be done to stem the rising tide of fear-induced paranoia from the Left? READ MORE »

William F. Shughart (The Hill)
The government interferes in the private sector, and we get unintended consequences? Please. Two hundred years ago French economist Frédéric Bastiat taught us that any regulatory costs imposed on the rest of us were not mistaken; nor were they inadvertent. And he was right—today more than ever. When will we listen? READ MORE »

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
One reason the United States spends more on health care than other countries is that we are obsessive about health insurance, not health care. And what are we getting for all that spending? Are people getting better care? No—and Obamacare has just made things worse. READ MORE »

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