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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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Decentralization: Iowa Law Offers Real "Choice" in Abortion Laws

Decentralization and Secession

Blog05/11/2018

Iowa's new restrictions on abortion offer the federal courts a new chance to take federalism and decentralization seriously. 

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Don't Regulate Facebook — That's What Zuckerberg Wants

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog04/12/2018

New government regulations help large dominant firms while hurting small firms and start-ups. Zuckerberg likes the sound of that. 

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

Blog01/23/2018
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.
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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.
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Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2017
Democrats and Republicans all need to get over this mercantilist obsession over an imbalance of trade.
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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.
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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.
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