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Homelessness and the Failure of Urban Renewal

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/14/2019

We continue to live with the wreckage of failed urban renewal, and Progressive city planning. And the evidence can be seen in the tent cities and makeshift latrines we now see in public spaces.

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Billionaires Aren't Quite As Rich as We Think They Are

PovertyValue and Exchange

Blog04/30/2019

If the Wal-Mart CEO were to take a $1 salary and the company were to spread that over each of the company's workers, each worker would receive a one-time bonus of $10.

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The Scaremongers Are Wrong about Robots and AI

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog04/29/2019

Even if a machine were technically capable of providing the same service more cheaply, many consumers are likely to prefer human staff in many cases, including nurses and care providers, entertainers, chefs, and teachers.

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If Billionaires Are Worried About Inequality, They Should Dial up Their Investment Risk

Financial MarketsPoverty

Blog04/24/2019

If inequality keeps billionare Ray Dalio up at night, he could shrink his holdings through bold capital allocations aggressively focused on changing how we live, work, fly, and play.

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Ocasio-Cortez's Selective Memory on the New Deal

Poverty

Blog04/11/2019

The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.

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Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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Small Businesses Are Key In Improving the Lives of Workers

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog03/13/2019

Small businesses are essential in providing employment for workers who might otherwise be locked out of the mainstream economy. Small firms also drive large firms to compete for workers, thus driving up wages.

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The Problem with "Reparations"

Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History

Blog03/12/2019

Reparations to heirs of slaves make sense so long as the actually guilty parties are the ones paying. Short of that, the policy being discussed has nothing to do with reparations. It's just a wealth redistribution scheme. 

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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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