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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/18/2019

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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How Asset Inflation Will End — This Time

Blog03/15/2019

Traditional macroeconomic measures may not tell us very much about where the current malinvestment bubbles are — or what their effects will be.

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How Many Economists Still Get Subjective Value Wrong

03/14/2019Power & Market

Subjective value is not objective. Sounds obvious, but the distinction is lost on most — scholars and practitioners alike.

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How Rent Control Harms Those It Hopes to Help

Blog03/08/2019

Though rent control is sold as a policy that is intended to help the poor, it has induced homelessness among the poor and lower middle classes.

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How the Feds Promoted Segregated Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog03/08/2019

For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.

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Having a Government-Granted Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/06/2019

Companies with government-granted monopolies never have to worry about going out of business. And they can therefore behave badly without any consequences.

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Humanitarian Interventions Are Killing National Sovereignty — And That's a Bad Thing

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/30/2019

The growing acceptance of "humanitarian" interventions works to remove national sovereignty as a bulwark against expansionist large states in the international order.

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