Poverty

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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Empathy for the Poor Is Not Enough

Poverty

It's a good thing when politicians recognize that there are people out there who are less fortunate than the political class. But this empathy only does anyone any good if policymakers refrain from socialistic government schemes that make poverty worse.

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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

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Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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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

The EntrepreneurPovertySocialism

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

Economic FreedomPovertyTaxes and Spending

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

Labor and WagesPoverty

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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