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Capitalism Turns Luxuries Into Necessities

Blog03/21/2019

Things like forks and washing machines start out as "luxury" items for the rich. But thanks to markets, these goods, over time, become more and more accessible to everyone.

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Central Banks Are Messing with Your Head

Blog03/21/2019

By tinkering with interest rates, central banks tinker with the way human beings see the present and the future, and their value systems overall.

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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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Capitalist Investment: The Greatest Type of Charity

Blog03/15/2019

When a capitalist invests in a business — thus increasing worker productivity and earnings — he's performing a humanitarian service to the community.

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College Admissions Scandal: More Meddling by the Feds

03/13/2019Power & Market
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China's Slowdown is Exposing the Cracks in the Global Economy

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/06/2019

Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.

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Carabini's Liberty, Dicta and Force

03/04/2019Power & Market

"Those in government see solutions to problems they are certain will work. Yet …when their solutions are adopted and enforced the problems either get worse or create other problems worse than the ones for which the solution was designed."

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Cardiology Health Policy: The Clinicians Strike Back

Health

02/28/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Rishi Wadhera on how rigorous science can put healthcare policy under scrutiny and show that the wisdom of the wonks frequently falls short.
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