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Don't MacLean on Me

Blog07/18/2017
Here are a few additional mistakes in Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains

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To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog07/18/2017
The focus on Obamacare as the source of all our health-care woes has distracted us from the real foundations of the healthcare mess.

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Private Property and Higher Ed

EducationPrivate Property

Blog07/17/2017
In a free society there are no free-speech rights, only property rights. Colleges don't have "free-speech" zones and words don't constitute violence.

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How OPEC Became Irrelevant

The EntrepreneurGlobal Economy

Blog07/17/2017
Traditional oil-producing countries still fail to face the new reality.

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Space Cadets and Sex Changes: Our "Defense" Budget Is a Bad Joke

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/17/2017
Spending on the military is set to reach a new all-time high. This has a lot to do with politics, and almost nothing to do with defense.

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Even Partial Drug Legalization Goes a Long Way in Protecting Property Rights

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog07/17/2017
The partial legalization of cannabis in Colorado has made it harder for police to justify many searches and seizures that were once routine.

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Net Neutrality Strengthens Monopolies, Invites Corruption

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/17/2017
Government regulation has long been an easy way for large firms to drive the smaller competition out of business. Net neutrality is no different.

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Why Wage Growth Is So Weak

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/17/2017
As central banks enable the creation of money out of thin air, wealth creation has suffered, as has worker productivity.

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How to Look at Tariffs

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2017
The upshot is that protectionism is not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense.

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Can Japan End its Easy-Money Addiction?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/16/2017FedWatch
Shinzo Abe's party has recently suffered some stunning electoral defeats. But that doesn't mean "Abenomics" and its easy-money policies are over.

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