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Some State Governments Are Actually Trying to Scale Back Their Regulatory Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/29/2020

Unlike in the federal government, some small bits of progress have been made against the regulatory regime at the state level

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Seattle Declares War on Workers With Wage and Housing Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/06/2018

From growth controls to minimum wage laws, Seattle's government is working hard to cut incomes and increase the cost of living.

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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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Simón Bolívar: Liberator or Tyrannical Demagogue?

World History

Blog12/14/2017
The life of Simón Bolívar is a story filled with despotism, war atrocities, and illiberal views on governance.
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Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Blog11/07/2017
Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.
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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.
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Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2017
Modern monetary policy: a trillion dollars of housing debt has been replaced by a trillion dollars (or more) of student and auto loan debt.
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