OUTLAW THE SUN

Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) is my favorite economist. Even though he lived over 150 years ago, his social, political, economic, and fiscal criticisms of newly-socialist France were spot on. Eerily, they are just as pertinent to today’s America, especially to dispelling the fallacies that the political, media, and academic classes consistently air. The following essay speaks…

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The Sin of Sins

I will be the first to admit: pride is one of my worse sins, even though I have everyone to thank for my blessings but myself. But I have nothing on this guy: This Voris guy is about the most ham-handed commentator to walk the planet. He is worse for Catholicism than the Inquisition. I…

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Why Democracy [& Therefore Western Civ] Failed

Via a book review by Steven Pinker: In experiments beginning in the late 1960s, the psychologist Walter Mischel tormented preschoolers with the agonizing choice of one marshmallow now or two marshmallows 15 minutes from now. When he followed up decades later, he found that the 4-year-olds who waited for two marshmallows turned into adults who…

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