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Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Blog11/07/2017
Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.
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Stop Canada's War on "Passive" Investment

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/04/2017
Economic growth in Canada will continue to be hampered as long as the government continues to erect roadblocks to business investment.
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Stop Saying "We're a Republic, Not a Democracy"

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017

Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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Seeking More QE for Japan — Abe Calls Snap Election

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/17/2017
The Bank of Japan is even more committed than the Fed is to continued QE and easy money.
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Subsidies In One Place Don't Justify Tariffs in Another

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/13/2017
Imposing tariffs against subsidized foreign goods only swaps one bad government policy with another.
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Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.
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Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

Blog09/26/2017
In the past, the NFL has happily politicized the sport in exchange for some money from the Pentagon. Now the strategy may end in a marketing disaster.
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Slow Wage Growth Could Be Thanks to ‘Sticky Wages’

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog09/07/2017
Wages can be "sticky" even in the absence of government. But the biggest problems with wage rigidity are often the result of government intervention.
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