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How Governments (and the Fed) Make Life Harder for Young Families

Blog03/28/2020

Government institutions, including central banks, have long been responsible for increases in the cost of living. But the burden often falls most on those who are just starting out in their adult lives.

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Why We Need Free Markets To Fight Pandemics

Free MarketsHealthPrice ControlsPrices

Blog03/23/2020

What needs to be done in such a crisis is not to attempt to steer the market to ensure it provides what is needed, but to let it free to do what it always does: match the goals of entrepreneurial producers with the needs of the populace.

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Markets vs. Socialism: Why South Korean Healthcare Is Outperforming Italy with COVID-19

Global EconomyHealth

Blog03/13/2020

The Italians could learn some lessons about healthcare from the South Koreans, who still maintain a robust private market in health insurance.  Although the Koreans have relatively ample resources for COVID-19 patients, Italy's state-dominated system is quickly running out of options.

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California Heads toward Disaster with Yet Another Rent Control Ballot Measure

Price ControlsPrivate Property

Blog03/07/2020

Rent control looks good in the short run, but over time it means less housing and higher real costs for most ordinary people.

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Why Bad GDP Metrics Lead to Bad Policy

Booms and Busts

Blog01/22/2020

Our flawed economic measure called GDP leads to a flawed and skewed view of the economy in which consumer spending is the most important metric.

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Death to Prohibition

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. History

Blog01/17/2020

The repeated failure of prohibition may be just the catalyst that Austrian economics needs to gain traction with the American public.

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Three Arguments Debunking Marx’s Labor Theory of Value

Labor and WagesSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/21/2019

As dismissive as many of us would like to be toward Marx’s thoroughly debunked labor theory of value, it still holds currency among today’s budding socialists.

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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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