The Hidden Costs of "National Security"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog4 hours ago
Ten ways your tax dollars pay for war — past, present, and future

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The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

16 hours agoFedWatch
If the Fed really intends to turn away from its easy-money policies, it has three options for doing it. All of them are risky.

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Jeff Sessions's Drug-War Fanaticism Shows a Growing Gap Between DC and the States

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog22 hours ago
As states increasingly resist federal mandates on guns, drugs, and immigration, Jeff Sessions in DC has announced it's full speed ahead.

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Why Some People Are Poorer than Others

Blog07/26/2017
The only permanent way to cure poverty is to increase their earning power and productivity.

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Seattle's Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/25/2017
Early data showed the Seattle minimum wage experiment is hurting those its supposed to help. So, the city fudged the data.

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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog07/24/2017
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.

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Congress Loves to Slap Sanctions on Foreign Regimes — But Do They Ever Work?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/24/2017
Economic sanctions as foreign policy are based on the idea that it's good to make civilians suffer in order to bring about regime change. It's a failed strategy.

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