Tag Archives: Johnson Center for Political Economy

Anti-vaccination attitudes reflect decline in trust of government

April 19, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Vaccines, Reason, and Freedom

The current measles outbreak has brought new criticism of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children over vaccine safety concerns. Measles was declared to be eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, and yet this year 550 cases have occurred through the second week of April. Anti-vaccination attitudes, I think, reflect a…

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Socialism may be on the rise in the United States

April 8, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Those of us old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union probably thought we had seen the last of socialism. The idea of government planning of an economy, once billed as “scientific socialism,” seemed consigned to the dustbin of history.

Times certainly have changed. Self-described socialist…

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Debate: Socialism versus Capitalism is the focus

April 1, 2019
By Clif Lusk

Troy University’s Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy will explore the rebirth of socialism in the United States with “Socialism vs. Capitalism: A Debate” on Wednesday, April 10.

Featuring George Mason University professor Bryan Caplan, author of “The Myth of the Rational Voter,” and Penn State University professor John Marsh, author of “Class Dismissed:…

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