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Volume 27, Issue 22: May 30, 2024

Abigail R. Hall, Christopher Coyne (The Beacon)
Ingredients? Silence dissent, control information, break some eggs. Bake. And presto! Decades more of unavailing foreign war. And death and destruction as far as the eye can see... READ MORE »

Randall G. Holcombe (The Beacon)
If inflation does not meaningfully decline, then there will be no interest-rate cuts in 2024. Or at least there shouldn’t be. But, with the election approaching, can we rule out political motivation in the Fed’s future decisions? What’s best for the country? READ MORE »

K. Lloyd Billingsley (American Spectator)
Turns out, the University of California system doesn’t reflect the ethnic proportions of the population. It can’t, actually; but that is not stopping the diversity bureaucrats in sunny San Diego from attempting the impossible. Main tactic? Deny admission to certain high-achieving students based on their parents’ skin color or ethnicity. READ MORE »

What Higher Education May Look Like in the Future
The Independent Review, Winter 2022/23

Steve H. Hanke (Reason Magazine)
Like clockwork, the U.S. government has turned to sanctions as its preferred tool for penalizing troublesome regimes abroad. The problem? Sanctions don't work, and they usually end up harming the people who live under oppressive governments. READ MORE »

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