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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending


The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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Public Labor Unions Are Getting Desperate

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesLegal System

Unions' traditional arguments are increasingly seen as faulty, so unions are falling back on ever-sketchier claims about their alleged benefits.

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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History


Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.

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Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come


Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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Psychology vs. Praxeology

Calculation and Knowledge

Mises’s exposition of economic science differed decisively from all modern authors in that it drew a sharp line between praxeology and psychology.

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Patients Are “Dying in Corridors" of Britain’s Socialised Health System


Britain's socialised healthcare system seems to be in a permanent state of crisis.

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