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Rick Geddes is correct: socialism has an unbroken record of producing abysmal economic and political outcomes.

For more insight into the awfulness of socialism, read this essay by Jeffrey Tucker.

GMU Econ alum Will Luther rightly reminds us that the Fed’s independence is not what it’s trumpeted as being.

Here’s the opening paragraph of George Will’s latest column:

The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement — the election of the current president — was not a fluke that cannot be repeated. But the Republican Party, whose last remaining raison d’etre is to frustrate Democrats, seems to be thinking: We are determined to lose the 2020 election to foil Democrats’ attempts to lose it.

My GMU Econ colleague Mark Koyama explains the institutional roots of anti-semitism.

“As the primary advocates of government-spending programs to address social problems, the left would do well to develop a keener appreciation of the possibility that the spending they propose won’t work.” – so sensibly argues Megan McArdle.

“Tariff Man” Trump rides again – so laments Bruce Yandle.