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Let’s restore a civil society

Today, these States seem to be suffering yet another national pandemic: one of rage and paranoia. Consider that since June 2020, that cesspool on the Potomac has enjoyed a trifecta of anger, fear, and paranoia on the part of the … Continue reading

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The shopping cart test of self-governance

Gareth was the first person to bring this idea to the attention of the rest of us here at The Price of Liberty. Readers should consider it – fun and with at least some utility. The shopping cart assessment (SCA) … Continue reading

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Honor, self-respect, and … love?

Urban areas – regardless of their size – feature some of the best and the worst of “civilized living.” The best can be wonderful. But the worst is often beyond rational understanding, sickening beyond belief. We here at The Price … Continue reading

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Are some societies and civilizations “better?”

It is a frequent accusation made today. Diversity is in the ascendant, so you will often hear that we must treat all societies, all ways of living, all cultures as being equal. In fact, as accusations of systemic racism rise … Continue reading

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A functional society? What is that?

The dysfunctional nature of modern popular culture (and therefore, society) has been an open secret for decades, even while the process accelerates. (It is perhaps more correct to say the process is accelerated.) It is less and less hidden, and … Continue reading

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Not-so-new feudalism

Although not so precisely stated, the fundamental principle of feudalism as practiced in the Dark Ages in much of Europe – and in Japan – is pretty well understood. “You swear to follow, obey, and be a loyal supporter to … Continue reading

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Beer flu, pandemic panic, and the police power

We are now fifteen months into the Pandemic Panic, and the greatest expansion of the police power of state and local governments in American history. Why? Not because of any disease, but because of this: This is what the governors, … Continue reading

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Will we ever have a world in which race does not matter?

More and more people seek to tear apart the Fifty States – virtually every major city and many smaller ones – in order to “fight” racism. As they do so, let us for a moment believe their screams of anger: … Continue reading

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End of cities – end of civilization?

The days are short and dark. Over at Agora, Jim Rickard has published his end-of-year commentary. Here is his blurb from his frequent email. The End Of Cities Means The End Of Economic Growth. We’re Getting There We’ve all seen … Continue reading

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Wearing masks – is it destroying our society?

Let us, for a bit, talk about the social impact of wearing face masks, not just here in the Fifty States but around the world.  Our society is becoming more and more impersonal.  This long-term trend has entered a new … Continue reading

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