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January 31, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Debt Ceiling Kabuki: Republicans Will Cave and U.S. Government Finances Will Get Even Worse

Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Washington Times)

The welfare state, the warfare state, and the Financially Responsible State are mutually exclusive propositions—yet we continue to act otherwise. But for how long? READ MORE »

The Terrible 10

A Century of Economic Folly

By Burton A. Abrams

The Cost of San Francisco’s Reparations Proposal: Nearly $600,000 Per Household

Lee E. Ohanian (California on Your Mind)

True, too many African Americans living in San Francisco face economic hardship. But reparations would depopulate and bankrupt the city, making things worse, not better, for the very persons the progressive left wants to help. READ MORE »

Recommended Readings
on Race and Civil Rights

By Williamson M. Evers

A Dispatch from the Corporatized Dystopia: Bring on the Chains!

Art Carden (AIER)

Don’t like chain stores? Think a Walmart in every town makes the world bland? End corporate welfare. READ MORE »

Living Economics

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

By Peter J. Boettke

Senior Fellow Stephen Halbrook Interviewed on The Dana Loesch Show on Alec Baldwin’s Shooting Charges

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms, talks with Dana Loesch about the charges against actor Alec Baldwin resulting from the 2021 shooting on the set of the movie “Rust.” And, as usual, Halbrook gets it right. LISTEN »

The Right to Bear Arms

A Constitutional Right of the People
or a Privilege of the Ruling Class?

By Stephen P. Halbrook

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Opportunities at Independent

Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow.  Independent Institute is seeking a Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow to perform original and innovative research. READ MORE »

David J. Theroux Chair in Political Economy.  Independent Institute welcomes nominations and applications for the David J. Theroux Chair in Political Economy, named in honor of the late founder of Independent. The holder of the chair ensures that all research activities have intrinsic intellectual in the service of Independent’s mission. READ MORE »

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