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Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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Will Republicans End the Department of Education? Not Likely.

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
If the Bush years are an indication, there's little danger of seeing any GOP-led cuts to the Dept. of Education.

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Stockman to Trump: It's the Economy, Stupid

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Concerns over the US economy put Donald Trump in the White House. But Trump seems rather uninterested in the hard work of reforming economic policy.

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Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2017
Trump has declared that homicide rates are at a 47-year high. The real data suggests we're closer to a 50-year low.

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Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/06/2017
Congress may make some small cuts in spending, those cuts will be dwarfed by spending increases on infrastructure at home and military spending abroad.

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1917: Early Moves Toward American Intervention in World War I

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/06/2017
Germans feared American intervention in the war, just as British propagandists moved to push American involvement.

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Week in Review: February 4, 2017

The FedU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/03/2017
Will the "Trump Bump" last or does weak economic data suggest otherwise?

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Why Those Student Loans Aren't Getting Paid Off

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog02/02/2017
The total amounts taken out to pay for college degrees are much higher than the value of the degrees themselves. There is a market solution to this.

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Taking Off Our Economic Blinders

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson helps us see the many aspects of intervention in the marketplace we might not have noticed before.

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January's Top Ten Most-Read Articles

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
January's top ten most-read articles measured by page views.

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