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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog09/25/2017
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.
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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.
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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.
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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.
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Decentralize the Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/25/2017
What if the US welfare state was broken up into 50 pieces and the states dole out all that money to low-income residents instead?
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Dismantle the FBI, and Give its Money Back to the States

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2017
The FBI has long claimed that the states are too small and the US needs a huge national police force. There's no evidence that this is true.
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Danger: Federal Tax Revenue Growth Falls to 80-Month Low

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
The last time federal receipts fell like this was in July 2008, shortly before the financial crisis.
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Don't Confuse Immigration with Naturalization

The EntrepreneurPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog03/22/2017
Governments made a mess of immigration thanks to their naturalization and welfare policies. But the answer is not to further limit property rights.
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