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Facebook's Fake Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog4 hours ago

The critical question is this: Is the Libra really good or sound — money? Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in the affirmative.

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Free Trade vs. Government Diktat

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2019

In every trade, a person is giving up something he values less for something he values more. Every time a shopper buys any item from another person, he has improved his standard of living, and so has the seller.

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Free Trade, Not Foreign Aid, Will Reduce the Incentive to Flee Central America

07/11/2019Power & Market

The benefits of free trade with the Northern Triangle countries of central America would be both economic and socio-political — by reducing poverty and driving fewer to emigrate.

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Farm Subsidies Are Corporate Welfare — And They Cost Us Plenty

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/11/2019

Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.

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Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Wants Sound Money — and Lots of It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2019

Judy Shelton may be a tolerable—at least to Republicans—candidate for Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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Fascism Has Always Been An Enemy of Private Property

Blog06/01/2019

Italian fascism and German national socialism were committed to abolishing private property in practice, if not in name.

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Florida’s New Teacher Carry Law is a Decent First Step

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/27/2019

When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.

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