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Half of Health Spending in the US Is Now Government Spending

Blog11/08/2018

America's healthcare system is now a government-dominated healthcare system. Let's stop pretending it's a market system.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog07/18/2018

The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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How the Feds Use Transportation Funds to Spy on You

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog05/22/2018

The federal government relies on state and local officials to run its ever-growing surveillance state. This could also be its Achilles heel.

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Household-Formation Numbers Are Back to Recession-Era Levels

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog05/15/2018

We're in a boom period, which means household formation should be booming. But it's not. 

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Housing: High Prices, Few New Units

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog05/12/2018

We're in a boom period, but housing construction is scant — which is making housing less affordable.

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How the IMF Keeps Sub-Sahara Africa in Poverty

Global EconomyPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/12/2018

The bureaucrats at the IMF and other international bureaucracies actually want people to believe that bigger government means more prosperity.

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How Not to Address Rising Oil Prices: Lessons from Nixon's Price Controls

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog04/26/2018

The crude oil “daisy chain” reseller boom is just one example of the absurdity of the 1970s price controls on the oil and gas sector. 

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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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