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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 […]

Biden’s Radical 30 X 30 Plan Will Ensure That This Land Will No Longer Be Your Land

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Moving rapidly to transition the United States away from fossil fuels in the name of combatting climate change, the Biden administration is employing a mix of executive authority and legislative action to force the transformation. While much attention is focused on which climate-related provisions ultimately make it into the administration’s massive infrastructure bill, a little-noticed White […]

A Saintly Conspiracy to Save Democracy?

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Molly Ball’s extraordinary admission in Time magazine that the Left hatched a scheme to jigger the 2020 election in their favor is instructive on not only how the leftist machine operates, but also why conservatives keep losing to often obvious political machinations from that side of the aisle. Ball’s bizarre, behind-the-scenes report “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign […]

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 […]

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled’, Says Obama Science Director

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As I write, in just over 12 hours since its official launch on May 4, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, by physicist Steven E. Koonin, Ph.D., is number 15 on Amazon’s list of top-selling nonfiction books, the top-selling book on Amazon Kindle in Weather and Climatology, and the […]

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 […]

The New York Times Argues With Itself About Biden and Taxes

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Last Thursday the New York Times reported what should be obvious, but that eludes most in our midst: the rich pay the vast majority of taxes collected. By far. This is a statement of the obvious simply because the “vital few” drive all progress in all walks of life. Think the NBA before Bird, Magic and Jordan, […]

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.” […]

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 […]