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‘No Evidence’ That Gun Buyback Programs Reduce Gun Violence, New Economic Study Finds

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The latest research dovetails with previous studies that found gun buyback programs were ineffective but popular with the public Shortly before Christmas in 2018, a woman named Darlene voluntarily turned in a 9mm pistol to the Baltimore Police Department. It was just one of about 500 firearms the department collected that day as part of […]

Regulatory Capture, Teacher Unions, and CDC Abuse

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In his seminal article in 1971 on the economic theory of regulation, the Nobel Laureate George Stigler of the University of Chicago argued that government agencies were often “captured” by the industries they were designed to regulate. Before Stigler, the common view was that noble regulators worked assiduously to correct “market failures” with regulation, in order to […]

Let’s Make A Deal: The Bourgeois Deal Among Many Others

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Editors Note:  Deidre McCloskey has written a brilliant trilogy attempting to explain why, from almost the dawn of recorded history, mankind made little progress and lived on roughly a few dollars a day in today’s money.  But around 1750, something happened in society, and material progress began to change and has continued to advance to […]

University of Utah: ‘Systemic Anti-Black Racism Is A Public Health Crisis’

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The University of Utah has committed to “becoming ardent anti-racists” and declared “systemic anti-Black racism” as a “public health crisis,” according to a tip obtained through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line. An interview with Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion José E. Rodríguez published on the school’s website details their “commitment to health equity.” […]

Swedish Hospital Bans Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones for Gender Dysphoric Youths Under 16. We Should, Too.

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Sweden, arguably one of the most politically and socially liberal countries in the world, has nonetheless taken a giant step toward protecting gender dysphoric minors and their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine reported on Wednesday that the Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital—an arm of the one of the most renowned hospitals in Sweden, the Karolinska […]

F.A. Hayek on ‘the Supreme Rule’ That Separates Collectivism From Individualism

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The principle that ends justify means is one where the ethics of individualists and collectivists collide, F.A. Hayek saw. Born in Vienna on this date (May 8) in 1899, Austrian economist and political philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek lived to see almost the entirety of the 20th Century. He won a Nobel Prize for Economics […]

Biden’s Universal Preschool Plan

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There are four primary reasons that free, universal preschool should be vigorously opposed. Last week, President Biden unveiled his “American Families Plan” that would dramatically expand the federal government’s role in education and family life. In addition to paid leave, subsidized child care, and two years of “free” community college for all Americans, the $1.8 […]

Does Tucson Deserve Similar Grades as Baltimore?

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What comes to mind when you think of Baltimore? What comes to my mind is high crime, high poverty, widespread blight, a corrupt one-party government, and the TV series “The Wire,” which is set in Baltimore. What comes to mind when you think of my adopted hometown of Tucson? What comes to my mind is […]

Confessions of a Privileged White Guy

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A shameful story that begins at an exclusive country club I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was the epitome of white privilege as a kid, a privilege that carried over to adulthood. When I was fifteen and sixteen, for example, summer days were spent at an exclusive country club in a leafy suburb of […]

Poll: Hispanics Care More About Economy,Jobs Than Social Issues; Dislike ‘Latinx’

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A year away from another election cycle, a nationwide poll of Hispanic Americans shows their opinions, interests and preferences don’t align perfectly with either of the country’s two major political parties. A joint effort between Arizona-based OH Predictive Insights, Chris Mottola Consulting and MAS Consulting polled 2,000 members of the Hispanic community from March 18 […]