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Why We Need Free Markets To Fight Pandemics

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Blog03/23/2020

What needs to be done in such a crisis is not to attempt to steer the market to ensure it provides what is needed, but to let it free to do what it always does: match the goals of entrepreneurial producers with the needs of the populace.

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Coronavirus Panic: From Trillion-Dollar Paternalism to "Cash for Bunkers"

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Blog03/21/2020

You are not even allowed to ask: "Is the price we’re paying worth it?" or "Is this an abundance of caution, or an overdose?" The "serious people" attack anyone who urges calm and encourages others to adopt a "don’t panic" approach. The new party line is: panic = virtue.

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California Heads toward Disaster with Yet Another Rent Control Ballot Measure

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Blog03/07/2020

Rent control looks good in the short run, but over time it means less housing and higher real costs for most ordinary people.

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Bernie Sanders's Long History of Pushing Government Takeovers of Private Markets

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Blog02/17/2020

The term "socialism" properly refers to government ownership of industry and service providers. In this respect, Bernie Sanders has a long record of proving he's a true socialist.

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We Need More Housing, Not More Rent Control

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Blog02/07/2020

Blinded by their zeal to save the masses from the "excesses" of greedy landlords, politicians are ignoring the regulatory state that keeps housing prices on the rise.

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India Takes Small Steps toward Economic Freedom with New Agrarian Reforms

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10/21/2020Audio/Video
India's parliament has recently passed new reforms to its long-standing interventionist regime which limits farmers' ability to buy and sell goods. These reforms are badly needed.
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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

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10/15/2020Audio/Video
Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.
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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

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10/03/2020Audio/Video
Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.
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Three Reasons Why Politicians Must Leave Oil Markets Alone

Price ControlsInterventionism

04/21/2020Audio/Video
Efforts by US policymakers to boost crude prices and to throw a lifeline to high-cost US crude producers is the exact opposite of what prices are telling us the market needs at this time.
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