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No, The Death Penalty Does Not Stop Drug Trafficking

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog03/22/2018

Despite harsh penalties for drug dealers, China's numbers on drug use are not significantly different from those in the US. 

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New Florida Gun Law Makes Florida Less Safe

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog03/19/2018

The new Florida legislation is a mess, but it does manage to introduce some chilling language about mental health.

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Not Even the Pentagon Thinks Tariffs Are Needed for National Defense

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/10/2018

Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead. 

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No, the President Is Not Our Coach

Big Government

Blog03/03/2018

In spite of what Laura Ingraham and some pro athletes seem to think, the president is not in any way America's "coach." 

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Net Neutrality Advocates are Asking the Wrong Questions

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/31/2018
Why are there so few telecommunications companies? It involves more than the cost of the physical infrastructure.
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New Course on Development Economics with GP Manish

01/24/2018Power & Market
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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.
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No, We Don't Need a Federal "Solution" to Infrastructure Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/08/2018
States and cities are plenty wealthy enough to build bridges and roads on their own. But there are political reasons to spend federal money instead.
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