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Volume 27, Issue 13: March 26, 2024

William J. Watkins, Jr. (Washington Examiner)
Are we living in America or Orwell’s Oceania? The Supreme Court will decide in Murthy v. Missouri if Big Brother coerced Big Tech to censor posts or if Big Tech was a willing participant. Neither scenario bodes well for free expression. READ MORE »

SSRN and medRxiv Censor Counter-Narrative Science
By Steve H. Hanke, Jayanta Bhattacharya

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
March 23rd marked the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. The media often applauds “Obamacare” for increasing the number of those insured, but the reality is far bleaker. For people with costly pre-existing conditions, the options are worse than ever. READ MORE »

Art Carden (American Institute for Economic Research)
Where our ancestors lived lives that were solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, the twenty-first century is bountiful with connections, opportunities, and experiences. People might claim things are bad and wish for the olden days, but it’s a great time to be alive! READ MORE »

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

Ivan Eland (The National Interest)
The Biden administration claims it can carry out offensive attacks without congressional approval. That should set off Constitutional alarm bells. Just because Congress failed to enforce the Constitution for past administrations doesn’t mean it should not start now. READ MORE »

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