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Trump's Speech: a Budget-Busting Spending Spree

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/03/2017
In his big speech this week, Trump announced a lot of new federal spending. Naturally, the voters loved it.

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Herbert Spencer: Protectionism Is "Aggressionism"

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Protectionism only "protects" by having the state attack property rights through higher taxes or prohibitions on those who wish to trade freely.

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Why Emmanuel Macron's Surge Is Unlikely to Change Anything

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Emmanuel Macron is telling everyone what they want to hear. But what France needs isn't popular at all: a big dose of free markets.

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On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

War and Foreign PolicyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog02/27/2017
There's little reason to believe Trump will make the massive cuts elsewhere necessary to fund his new military buildup. That means printing more money.

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The Unrevolutionary Revolution

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

The state eventually gorges on every choice you have: from products in the market to the things you are able to dream about changing.

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With Its Leftist President Gone, Can Brazil Set the Economy Free?

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/26/2017
Some pro-freedom reforms are making gains in Brazil. But we still have a long way to go.

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Week in Review: February 25, 2017

The FedHealthPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Cutting back presidential power continues to be one of our most urgent challenges.

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When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
When pundits say there might be "unintended consequences" of government intervention, they are usually greatly understating the situation.

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Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Trump's spokesman signals the administration plans to wage war on federalism, states's rights, and local control.

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