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The Unrevolutionary Revolution

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago
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

Blog21 hours ago
Some pro-freedom reforms are making gains in Brazil. But we still have a long way to go.

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Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

Global EconomyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog21 hours ago
The two types of globalization should not be confused.

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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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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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