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“Psst—Can We Talk?”
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“Psst—Can We Talk?”

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a Chinese scholar who was asked by a student, “What is the longterm impact of the French Revolution?” His answer: “It’s too early to tell, it’s simply too early to tell.”

Those borrowed

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Adam Smith University: A Modest Proposal

Fellow investors: Here is our business plan. The route to big profits is to find an industry that is oversized, inefficient, smug, and self-satisfied and then give it an injection of good old-fashioned business competition. Bring the power of business

The Ten Commandments of Community
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The Ten Commandments of Community

We are sailing into a new world of public policy—a world as strange and new as Columbus discovered. It is a world where infinite government demands have run straight into finite resources. It is an America made up increasingly of

Philanthropy Is Bunk
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Philanthropy Is Bunk

Importing Revolution tells the sad and tragic tale of how the Ford Foundation has funded practically every pro-immigration group in America for the last 30 years. It is hard to read this book without concluding that the Ford Foundation has

Great Nations Need Great Citizens
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Great Nations Need Great Citizens

A nation’s wealth and status is like starlight—what you see is not what is, but what was. Just as the light we see from a distant star started its journey thousands of years ago, so is the nation’s current success

The New Wealth of Nations
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The New Wealth of Nations

I have just returned from a trip around the world; a trip where among other things I explored why certain nations succeed brilliantly and other nations stumble along in poverty with marginal economies.

In previous travels to South America, I

Decline of the West
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Decline of the West

Imagine yourself going ahead in time—60 years ahead. Imagine yourself in the People’s Republic of North America, in the year 2050.

In discussing the rise and fall of the American civilization, it will be necessary to examine the situation at