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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog2 hours ago

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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Japan's Lasting Stagnation Is Hidden Behind Government Statistics

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

Creative design of statistics cannot solve the persistent crisis. The core of the problem lies in a misguided economic policy that zombifies the Japanese economy and thus undermines prosperity.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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As Democrats Push a "Wealth Tax," Here's Why Other Countries Got Rid Of It

06/26/2019Power & Market

Expect a "wealth tax" to be a popular idea during the Democratic debates, but it's really a tax on the creation of new wealth.

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Harvard Economics is Changing

06/26/2019Power & Market

Economics at Harvard is changing for the worst.

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Review: Capitalism in America: A History

U.S. History

06/25/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Joakim Book reviews Greenspan and Wooldridge's 'Capitalism in America .' What could go wrong with a book from a former Fed chairman? Quite a lot!
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