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Economists and political elites fondly claim that economic growth is due to increased technological knowledge. That is only partly true.   Original Article: Does Technical Knowledge Always Lead to Economic Growth?

Thanks to all of our generous donors who are participating in our 2023 Fall Campaign. Your continued support is vital and much appreciated. Donors are added daily. Won't you join them?   Monday, September 25 Abdelhamid AbdouAdam

Thomas A. Berry The Constitution requires, as a default rule, that “Officers of the United States” must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The Constitution allows only one potential exception to

Hans-Hermann Hoppe, in his book Democracy: The God That Failed and his 1995 article in the Journal of Libertarian Studies, set forth an interesting theory concerning the difference in time preference between a

Romina Boccia and Dominik Lett The federal government may be heading toward a partial shutdown as soon as this weekend as Democrats and Republicans remain at great odds over funding bill details, including how

James Bacchus In a joint appearance last Friday with Director‐​General Ngozi Okonjo‐​Iweala of the World Trade Organization at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai tried to reassure

While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.   Original Article: Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) embargo on sales of crude oil from their member countries to the United States was a response to US support for Israel in the October

Scott Lincicome As I mentioned when introducing Cato’s new Defending Globalization project two weeks ago, we’ll be publishing new multimedia content throughout the fall and into 2024. Today we have three new essays and our