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During the last twenty years, I’ve lived through a series of public crises.  9/11.  The Iraq War.  The Great Recession.  The Syrian Refugee Crisis.  ISIS.  Systemic sexism (“MeToo”).  Systemic racism.  And of course COVID-19. In each case, society’s demands have been the same. First, hysteria.  We’re all...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to a Café Hayek commenter: Ms. Fernandes Regarding your comment on this blog-post of mine: You write as though covid kills all, or nearly everyone, who it infects. But it does not come remotely close to being so lethal. I don’t deny that...

Image credit: istockEssaysFeaturedvia Socialism and Free Market Capitalism: The Human Prosperity ProjectHoover Daily ReportAs of 2020, many Americans—particularly but not exclusively the young—remain intrigued by socialism. Indeed, a 2019 survey found that socialism is as popular as capitalism among young American adults. Well-known political figures such as...

Up here in Maskachusetts, in the Berkshire Hills, we have a new form of fascism that might well be called “phasism” as our Governor Charlie Baker phases out our freedoms and our economic life. Banning music and theater and Tanglewood concerts and tennis tournaments and...