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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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Guardians of the Warfare State

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

05/10/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Secretary of Defense acts as an indispensable liaison between parties, business, and the state. The job is guarded by a special class of loyalists, usually extremely bright individuals chosen by the state's elites.
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Review: The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

05/04/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Entitlement programs have worsened the problems they were designed to solve and are now giving out massive subsidies to the non-poor.
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Freedom or Government Control — There Is No True "Third Way"

Blog05/02/2019

Government interventions in the marketplace crate side effects which distort markets and impoverish consumers. The government must then step in the "correct" the problems with even more intervention.

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If Billionaires Are Worried About Inequality, They Should Dial up Their Investment Risk

Financial MarketsPoverty

Blog04/24/2019

If inequality keeps billionare Ray Dalio up at night, he could shrink his holdings through bold capital allocations aggressively focused on changing how we live, work, fly, and play.

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Journal of Libertarian Studies: Returning 2019

04/22/2019Power & Market

The Journal of Libertarian Studies is back! First issue will appear before year's end, with David Gordon as editor.

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Your Move, Gold Critics: Please Explain What Money Is

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog04/10/2019

Stated simply, gold-standard proponents seek a dollar that is widely trusted as a constant measure of value. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Malinvestment: Have We Learned Anything Since the Last Recession?

Booms and Busts

Blog04/02/2019

Government stimulus plans blow up new bubbles to replace the old ones that had previously been created by government also. Let's end the cycle of wealth destruction.

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