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Volume 27, Issue 11: March 13, 2024

Randall G. Holcombe
Most of what the political class calls policies are really aspirations with no policy content—or in many cases policy content that works against those aspirations. Exhibit A: President Biden’s climate-change targets and his policy on natural gas power-plants. Care to guess what that policy is? READ MORE »

Judy Shelton (New York Sun)
Just as America seems to be losing confidence in the virtues of its founding values and democratic capitalism, Mr. Milei arrives to say that we must keep fighting—including for a sound currency. Make the dollar great again! READ MORE »

Central Banks as Sources of Financial Instability
The Independent Review, Spring 2010

Art Carden (AIER)
Yes, rich people create poverty—but not in the way you think. And how to fix the actual problem might surprise you as well. Read on. READ MORE »

In All Fairness
Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity
Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, Christopher J. Coyne

William F. Shughart II (The Hill)
“Spring forward, Fall back”—why do Americans, twice per year, put up with such nonsense? This semiannual ritual sacrifices productivity. And the host of health problems is also alarming. Repeal Daylight Savings! READ MORE »

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