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Edmund Burke, the father of conservatism, once said that patronage was “the tribute which opulence owes to genius.” If you were wealthy, it was your moral obligation to give back to the community – not merely by improving the lot of...

[Chapter 11 of Rothbard's newly edited and released Conceived in Liberty, vol. 5, The New Republic: 1784–1791.] Massachusetts suffered particularly from the economic aftermath of the Revolutionary War as its fisheries trade was cut off and its exports to the West Indies were sharply curtailed. Furthermore, the grandiose postwar...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetWhat an outrageously misleading ‘report’ in the New York Times: Editor: Apoorva Mandavilli’s report titled “Cases in Florida, a national Covid bellwether, are rising – especially among younger people” (March 28) is irresponsible and deeply misleading. Florida’s 7-day average of daily new Covid-19 cases is indeed,...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetMy colleague Bryan Caplan is multi-talented: He’s now got a clothing line. On the horizon, Gerald Dwyer sees inflation. Here’s his conclusion: The increases in money held by the public are a new experiment to test a widely verified proposition: substantial increases in the quantity...

I participated in a Liberty Fund colloquium on Zoom Friday and Saturday on the topic “Slavery and the New History of Capitalism.” It went very well. One of the most interesting readings was by Charles Ball, an escaped slave. Ball’s book, published in 1837, was titled...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s Will Jones: No surge as schools open in the UK, no surge as Texas throws off restrictions, free states like Florida and Georgia doing no worse than lockdown states – is anyone in Government watching the real world or are they too busy gawping...