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Shikha Dalmia argues that Trumpism increases Americans’ likelihood of embracing policies of the sort peddled by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. A slice:

Socialism subordinates the interests of individuals in the name of a utopian egalitarianism, producing terrible results wherever tried. And yet it manages to seduce people because it purports to advance a just society. But America First dispenses with notions like justice. It has a zero-sum Hobbesian view of the world where one group’s benefit is the other’s loss. Socialists want to unite the world behind a problematic conception of the common good. But America First divides the world into us versus them, insiders versus outsiders — and then uses the full power of the state to advance the interests of the former without much regard for fairness toward the latter. It’s a fundamentally tribal approach to politics where (state) might makes right.

Art Carden remembers Gary Becker. A slice:

In my opinion, one of the more interesting empirical analyses of this phenomenon is a 1989 article by Donald Cox and John Nye in the Journal of Economic History. In a study of 19th-century French manufacturing  — when gender attitudes were far less progressive than they are in modern times and when, therefore, people had less of an incentive to misreport the data  — Cox and Nye found that men and women were paid according to their productivity rather than according to their gender. Is market competition a panacea that will eliminate all discrimination? That’s doubtful; however, Becker helped us understand how a competitive marketplace can punish discriminators.

Matt Ridley exposes the inhumanity of Greenpeace.

Richard Rahn celebrates the increase in consumption equality.

And Arthur Brooks celebrates the improving state of humanity.

Interviewed on the World Socialist website, the celebrated historian Gordon Wood makes clear his disdain for the New York Times‘s “1619 Project.”

James Pethokoukis talks with my colleague Bryan Caplan about Bryan’s new book (with Zach Weinersmith), Open Borders.