Economics

  • Polemics & Exchanges
    August 2020

    Polemics & Exchanges

    Paul Craig Roberts replies to Tom Pauken's comments on Buckley and Reagan from the June number. Prof. Trifkovic replies to a critique of his 'Monocultural Resilience.' And, Michael Leaser and Prof. Mark Brennan tussle over Pennsyltucky.
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  • The Right on Economic Reform
    July 2020

    The Right on Economic Reform

    We’ve lined up four writers to make the case for three economic reform systems, and one coda in defense of the existing order: economic nationalism, laissez-faire capitalism, Christian distributism, and democratic capitalism.
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  • The Case for Economic Nationalism
    July 2020

    The Case for Economic Nationalism

    The current moment poses a range of social, political, and economic threats. As the institutions of globalism become exhausted, the time is ripe to marry immigration restriction, economic nationalism, and populism into a potent America First program.
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  • The Case for Laissez-Faire Capitalism
    July 2020

    The Case for Laissez-Faire Capitalism

    Under laissez-faire capitalism, government is limited to armies, which keep foreign bad guys from attacking us; police, to quell local criminals; and courts, to determine guilt and innocence.
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  • The Case for Christian Distributism
    July 2020

    The Case for Christian Distributism

    Christian distributism celebrates the small and the human. It rests on strong home economies and demands the widest possible distribution and ownership of productive property.
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  • Do We Need Economic Reform at All?
    July 2020

    Do We Need Economic Reform at All?

    American-style capitalism embodies trade-offs. It accepts significant inequalities and creative destruction that can render particular industries redundant. The alternative to this process of change, however, is economic stagnation.
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  • Go Big or Go Home
    June 2020

    Go Big or Go Home

    Trump risks becoming another Herbert Hoover, reviled for decades. His best chance at reelection is to move from a fitful embrace of a variety of nationalist policies to a full-throated advocacy of American nationalism.
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  • What Price Victory—in the Coronavirus War?
    April/May 2020

    What Price Victory—in the Coronavirus War?

    The same day the number of U.S. dead from the coronavirus disease hit the 15,000 mark, we also crossed the 15 million mark on the number of Americans we threw out of work to slow its spread and "bend the curve." For each American lost to the...
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  • The Old Left Wasn't Very Leftist
    April/May 2020

    The Old Left Wasn't Very Leftist

    It would be impossible to imagine any shared moral ground between the left that existed in the 1930s and what today presents itself as their intellectual descendants.
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  • What Has COVID-19 Done to Our Money?
    April/May 2020

    What Has COVID-19 Done to Our Money?

    While left and right squabble over the right approach to COVID-19, the Fed prints the U.S. dollar into oblivion.
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  • The Politics of the Coronavirus
    March 2020

    The Politics of the Coronavirus

    In the United States, political biases have also been evident in responses to the virus. Republicans are stressing the dire economic consequences of the shutdown and warn about doing irreparable destruction to our material well-being.
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  • Must We Kill the Economy To Kill the Virus?
    March 2020

    Must We Kill the Economy To Kill the Virus?

    President Trump is said to be privately expressing a deepening concern at the damage the coronavirus shutdown is doing to the U.S. economy and debating whether it can be safely reopened. Though castigated for his remark, Trump has a point.
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  • What Globalism Has Wrought
    March 2020

    What Globalism Has Wrought

    No matter whether one believes the actual threat has been overstated, we can only hope that the troubles unleashed by the fear of the coronavirus will lead to a serious re-evaluation of the entire globalist project, as well as to serious...
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  • Tariffs Work
    March 2020

    Tariffs Work

    For decades, American political discourse has largely operated within the spectrum of opinions voiced by the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Opinions not embraced by one of these newspapers...
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  • An Austrian Frame of Mind
    January 2020

    An Austrian Frame of Mind

    Professor Janek Wasserman, to his credit, is not a polemicist. His new book is indeed a leftist critique of the broad school of economic thought now colloquially referred to as “Austrian,” but it is not only that. It is also a lively and...
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