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The Latest Panic over "Assault Weapons"

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/01/2018

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, even changed the definition of assault rifle to fit pro-gun control talking points.

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.
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Trump’s Maoist Steel Obsession

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog07/04/2017
The wealth of nations is not measured in steel, or in the number of people who make it domestically.
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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/18/2017
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.
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