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What Chile’s Vote to Change Its Constitution Means for Its Future

Economic FreedomWorld History

Blog11/23/2020

In recent decades, Chile set itself apart from the rest of Latin America with successful market reforms and a stable political system. Average Chileans prospered. But now that's all at risk. 

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American Voters: Don't Look to Europe as a Model

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2020

As we face a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we know that the March measures and aggressive lockdowns were a grave mistake.

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Chile Won't Become a Developed Country If It Doesn't Change Course

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog10/24/2020

Twenty years ago, it looked like Chile was well on its way to joining the world's small club of developed countries. But this path looks less and less likely as Chile abandons its commitment to freedom and markets.

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"Monopoly" Is No Excuse for Government Intervention

Economic FreedomMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/16/2020

In an unhampered economy, monopoly is not a framework distinguishable from “pure” competition. In fact, inefficient monopolies arise only in case of government interventionism.

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Comparing Latin America's Economic Models: Left vs. Right

Economic FreedomWorld History

Twenty-first-century socialism, which has been so popular in Latin America for many years, has failed in a way that mirrors the failure of twentieth-century socialism in other parts of the world.

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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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No, We Don't Need a Government Post Office

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog08/22/2020

Leonard Read has explained how so many Americans arrived at the clearly false notion that a government post office is necessary.

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Could the Economy Survive a W-Shaped Recovery?

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomHealth

Blog07/17/2020

More threatened COVID lockdowns, and thus more bailouts and explosions of deficit spending, do not bode well for the global economy. 

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Well-Intentioned Policies That Make Life More Expensive

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog07/15/2020

From rent to jobs, to marriage, government regulations are incessantly raising the cost of doing business. 

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US Trade Is Crippled by the American Government, Not the Chinese

Economic FreedomHealthPrice Controls

Blog07/13/2020

Our government is forever whining about, threatening against, high drug prices. Our pharmaceutical industry is “fighting” the Chinese in this economic “war” with both its hands tied behind its back.

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