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Government’s Perverse Incentives

It might seem reasonable to think that in the early days of a pandemic involving an unfamiliar pathogen, the public ought to allow the government leeway in its imposition of extreme measures, such as the virtual shut down of economic activity. But the initial...

TechnoAgorist: President Gilligan

TechnoAgorist: President Gilligan

My children love watching Gilligan's Island. I appreciate that the show is mindless fun and that I don't have to worry about it pushing some stupid, progressive agenda on my children. Recently, after dinner we were watching our daily episode and in it the characters...

You Say You Want A Revolution

Defund the state! “I want to say that as long as we don’t receive our rights as citizens, without the terrible and discouraging bureaucracy, I’m declaring that I’m not paying taxes to the State of Israel,” Rudner said. “I call on all Israelis to do the same. Maybe...

The Bureaucratic Revolution

On the Human Action podcast, Jeff Deist interviews William L. Anderson about the Ludwig von Mises classic Bureaucracy. Update: Mises is killing it today. Also check out this great article, "3 Ways to Help Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap," by Jordan Setayesh.

Government Job Security

Government Job Security

Reason's Remy has a new music video out that explains why government employees almost never get fired. It's well worth your time.  

Left of the Left: Why Do Feds Have To Do NIH?

As a libertarian, I'm obviously against government programs like NIH.  Most of the reasons are theoretical, perhaps principled.  But, from the practicality perspective, most liberals who support these sort of "public good" programs don't account for opportunity costs...

The Right to Try to Live

The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Lifesaving Treatments They Need by Darcy Olsen (HarperCollins, 2015); 311 pages. The highly acclaimed 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club told the story of Ron Woodroof, who tried desperately...

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