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Social Security's Winners and Losers

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.

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A Study in Willful Blindness

Anthony Flood has written a valuable study of the surprising failure of the Communist historian Herbert Aptheker to cite C.L.R. James's Black Jacobins, despite its clear relevance to his work.

05/13/2019Power & Market
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The EU Is "the Embodiment of Bureaucratic Hubris"

Global Economy

The EU retreated from the ideas of free trade, free markets, and competition and turned its attention, resources and intentions towards developing a bureaucratic, regulatory, planning economy approach.

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Economics In Two Lessons? Nope, Hazlitt's One Lesson is Enough

Blog05/07/2019

John Quiggin's hit piece on Henry Hazlitt, Economics In Two Lessons, is just a run-of-the-mill center-left essay on how we need more government intervention.

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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Stiglitz: Enemy of the Free Market

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsStrategy

Blog05/03/2019

Joseph Stiglitz has written a new book that calls for massive state control over the economy.

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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2019

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.

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Holcombe on Political Capitalism

Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.

04/27/2019Power & Market
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