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Michael Bloomberg: Genteel Enemy of Freedom

Big GovernmentProgressivism

Blog03/03/2020

Mayor Bloomberg is an antipopulist, and is thus, unlike Trump, a very polite and subtle authoritarian with alarming indifference to civil liberties and legal limits on his own power.

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Some State Governments Are Actually Trying to Scale Back Their Regulatory Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/29/2020

Unlike in the federal government, some small bits of progress have been made against the regulatory regime at the state level

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Bernie Sanders's Long History of Pushing Government Takeovers of Private Markets

Price ControlsProgressivismSocialism

Blog02/17/2020

The term "socialism" properly refers to government ownership of industry and service providers. In this respect, Bernie Sanders has a long record of proving he's a true socialist.

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Foreign Aid Empowers Corrupt Regimes. End It.

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/13/2020

US aid to foreign regimes helps free governments from having to raise funds from their own people. So, the recipients of foreign aid are likely to become less responsive and more corrupt.

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We Need More Housing, Not More Rent Control

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice Controls

Blog02/07/2020

Blinded by their zeal to save the masses from the "excesses" of greedy landlords, politicians are ignoring the regulatory state that keeps housing prices on the rise.

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What’s Next for the Virginia Sanctuary Movement?

Blog02/06/2020

The protest movements by gun-ownership-rights activists in Virginia still faces an uphill battle. But it may be the best battle to choose, since it would be a mistake to put faith in the courts.

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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/25/2020

There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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Economic Freedom Reduced Inequality in Chile. But the Left Has Other Plans.

World History

Blog01/14/2020

If Chileans are concerned about inequality, real solutions are likely to be found in combating the central bank and other anti-market institutions.

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