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Church Organizations and the Tax-Exemption-Is-a-Subsidy Mistake

BlogJune 30, 2015

The position that a tax exemption is a subsidy has always been wrong. In no way is a person being subsidized when the state simply refrains from seizing a portion of that person's private property. The idea that it is a subsidy relies on the assumption that all wealth is the government's...

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Do People Still Believe that Stuff About the Supreme Court Being Above Politics?

BlogJune 30, 2015

There are three groups of people who believe that the Supreme Court does not make decisions based on personal whims, personal ideology, pressure from interest groups, and and eye toward building the court's power. These three groups are: 1) small children in civics classes. 2) people in...

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Economic Harmony and Disharmony

BlogJune 30, 2015

Frederic Bastiat saw that the economic disharmony of coercion destroys the economic harmony of freedom. 

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The Fed on the Greek Debt Crisis: What, Me Worry?

BlogJune 29, 2015

Global markets appear to be unsure that the Greek debt crisis will be resolved in an orderly way. The Fed meanwhile is taking a more blasé approach. Paul-Martin Foss writes

As the Greek crisis comes to a head, it seems to...

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Bernanke on American History

BlogJune 27, 2015

As usual, the former Fed chairman, author of many of our current economic ills, is confused.

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New Directions in Entrepreneurship Research

BlogJune 25, 2015

It’s a great time to be studying entrepreneurship. Today as never before entrepreneurs are confronted with “grand challenges” both in the marketplace and society more broadly. And despite constant...

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Black Markets in School Cafeterias

BlogJune 25, 2015

Congress and the First Lady teamed up to impose the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act on school children across the country, but news of unintended consequences abound.

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Greece and the West's Monetary Sin

BlogJune 25, 2015

The stability of the Eurozone is back in the spotlight this week amidst Greece’s talks with its creditors—which seem to be going nowhere good. 

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Bernanke on the $10 Bill Controversy

BlogJune 22, 2015

Ben Bernanke reveals more about his own views when he commented on the $10 bill controversy to replace Alexander Hamilton. Bernanke attacked Secretary Jack Lew's idea to replace Hamilton with...

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Donald Boudreaux’s “The Essential Hayek”

BlogJune 22, 2015

Readers who want to get a flavor for the ideas of Friedrich Hayek will find an excellent introduction in Donald Boudreaux’s The Essential Hayek. The book can be downloaded free by clicking here...

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