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Why Does Brazil’s Bolsonaro Refuse To Lock Down His Country's Economy?

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Blog05/11/2020

While the Left has agitated for more government spying and harsher "lockdowns," Brazil's president—perhaps fearing economic implosion—has been reluctant to crack down.

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Four Reasons Inequality Isn’t What You Think It Is

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Markets are not the enemy of equality. Regulated markets are. The income inequality that naturally occurs in the free market as a result of human uniqueness is needlessly amplified by restrictive government policies to the detriment of all.

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Pete Buttigieg's Sovietesque Plan for Rural Revitalization

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Blog02/25/2020

Buttigieg's plan to repopulate depressed rural areas with immigrants reminds one of old Soviet schemes to ship people to Siberia to stimulate the economy there.

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Why It's so Hard to Escape America's "Anti-Poverty" Programs

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Blog02/20/2020

Between the regulation of business and penalties for rising income, anti-poverty policies in America make it so that many workers have no clear path to escape poverty.

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Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Still Faces a Host of Economic Problems

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Blog01/09/2020

Nothing short of an economic exorcism is needed in Zimbabwe. Looking at what President Mnangagwa has done so far, it doesn’t seem that Zimbabwe is actually serious about making tough reforms.

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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

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Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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Venezuela: Radical Pro-Market Reform Is the Only Way

PovertyWorld History

Venezuelan politicians hoping to replace the current regime in Venezuela mostly offer just re-treads of the failed socialism the country has endured for decades.

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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

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Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Socialism: A Man-Made Malthusian Trap

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Blog07/06/2019

Industrialization and capitalism finally freed us from the starvation and deprivation of endless centuries of subsistence living. Now socialists in Venezuela have managed to reverse centuries of progress.

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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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