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Bernie Sanders Wants to Kill Pro Baseball

Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog01/02/2020

Major league baseball wants to cut back the minors in order to cut losses. But Bernie Sanders has other plans that may ultimately help kill pro baseball.

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2019 Was a Bad Year for the "Only Cops Should Have Guns" Narrative

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/01/2020

From cops killing innocents in their living rooms to private citizens shooting down criminal gunmen, 2019 provided some highlights of why so many Americans choose to arm themselves rather than trust in government protection.

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Is Greater Productivity a Danger?

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/01/2020Mises Daily Articles
It is true that if labor becomes more efficient, workers must find other uses for the time they now have available. But why is this a problem? Human beings have unlimited wants, and there are always new uses for human labor.
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Thoughts on Tyler Cowen's "State Capacity Libertarianism"

01/01/2020Power & Market

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen has penned a brief manifesto for "State Capacity Libertarianism."

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Three Ways to Increase Workers' Wages

Labor and Wages

Blog01/01/2020

Many hourly employees in every state are paid higher than they are legally required to be, not because employers are generous, but because of worker productivity and competition over scarce labor.

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Hunter-Gatherers Ravaged the Environment. Industrialization Saved It.

The EnvironmentMedia and CultureWorld History

Blog01/01/2020

Hunter-gatherer societies stripped the local environment of resources and then moved on to another place. There was nothing environmentally responsible about this sort of economy, in spite of modern efforts to portray prehistoric humans as tree huggers.

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Butler Shaffer, RIP

U.S. History

Butler belongs in the pantheon of genuine heroes, along with his friends Murray Rothbard and Burt Blumert. Fortunately for us, another of those heroes, Butler’s friend Ron Paul, is still here to lead us and inspire us.

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Economic Stats Won't Tell Us What Really Causes Recessions

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog12/31/2019

The mainstream National Bureau of Economic Research definition of recessions is of little value. Real saving, not consumer demand, is the real driver behind economic growth.

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