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Taxing the Wealthy: A Tale of Two State Propositions

Economic PolicyFree MarketsProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog2 hours ago

Massachusetts voters approved yet another tax hike for high-income residents, while California voters rejected a similar proposition. The current tax fever does not bode well for economic growth.

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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

Blog11/26/2022

Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.

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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawThe Police State

Blog11/26/2022

Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.

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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

Protectionism and Free TradeStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/25/2022

Supporters of US microchip policy against China claim the policy is "strategic," but in reality, it is old-fashioned protectionism with all the usual economic damage.

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To UBI or Not to UBI, That Is the Question

HayekStrategy

Blog11/25/2022

Is there a case to be made for universal basic income? David Gordon examines the pro-UBI arguments by philosopher Matt Zwolinski.

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It's Not Discrimination, Even When the Government Claims Otherwise

Free MarketsProgressivism

Blog11/25/2022

Governments are demanding there be "proportional" representation of women in professions that women historically have avoided. Those efforts will be unsuccessful.

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A (True) Thanksgiving Tale of Socialism in America and Israel

Free MarketsSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog11/24/2022

The Pilgrims tried socialism at Plymouth. After two years, they returned to private enterprise. Likewise, Israel was founded as a socialist state but has back turned toward free markets.

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