China fact of the day – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Bureaucratic politics is a politics of privilege.  By 1956, the wages of the highest-ranking party and government personnel were set at 36.4 times those...

Small States, Global Economy: Is Empire Necessary? | Jeffrey M. Herbener

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Deepak Lal, a prominent, pro-market, development economist wrote the following words in his 2004 book, In Praise of Empires: Empires have been natural throughout human...

The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence | Ron Paul

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It’s hard to be optimistic about a Biden administration with so many hyperinterventionist Obama retreads. Get ready for new wars and "regime change" operations. Original...

What should I ask Dana Gioia? – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Dana is what I call one of the world’s information billionaires.  For more specifics, here is part of his Wikipedia page: Michael Dana Gioia (;...

Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy | Ryan McMaken

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Expect opponents of secession and decentralization to start claiming that neither option is acceptable because any big change to the status quo could endanger...

Britain must rethink its ‘national security’ law

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The writer is a specialist regulatory adviser and former head of The Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) Last November,...

Scott Horton on His New Book Enough Already | Jeff Deist, Scott Horton

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Scott HortonScott Horton is managing director of The Libertarian Institute, editorial director for Antiwar.com, and host of the "Scott Horton Show." He also...

Saturday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. Rap song about Janet Yellen. 2. Never too much talent?  Should you be bullish on the Nets? 3. Toward a more libertarian pandemic? 4. Will Wilkinson...

Baupost’s Seth Klarman compares investors to ‘frogs in boiling water’

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Seth Klarman, the founder of hedge fund Baupost Group, has told clients central bank policies and government stimulus have convinced investors that risk “has...

Flanders looks beyond Brexit Britain for business opportunities

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One of the EU regions most economically intertwined with Britain is urging its companies to look beyond the UK for opportunities as it anticipates...

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