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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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"We Didn't Start the Riots!"

January 13, 2021

The riots in Washington DC and the riots in Seattle have revealed some troubling hypocrisy. Many of those who were for one were against the other. While the impetus behind them was different, the justifications people invoked were the same. This inconsistency is what happens when we ignore principles in favor of justifying outcomes.

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