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The Economics of Prison Gangs

Blog10/05/2019

As the US prison population grew, prisoners turned to larger organizations — such as prison gangs — to provide services and maintain order in prisons.

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The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When the Regime Likes the Outcome

Blog09/24/2019

Democracy is only allowed when the voters vote "correctly" according to the ruling classes. "Wrong" decisions will trigger court rulings voiding the vote. Or we'll just keep voting until people get it "right."

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The US Military Isn't As Invincible As It Thinks

"If the US and Saudi Arabia are particularly hesitant to retaliate against Iran it is because they know now, contrary to what they might have believed a year ago, that a counter-attack will not be a cost-free exercise."

09/24/2019Power & Market
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Tough Questions for Progressives

Media and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory

09/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy asks a series of tough questions for progressives, ranging from abortion to the minimum wage to climate change.
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The UN's Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can't Defend It

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog09/18/2019

This should be shocking to naïve citizens and those who assumed that “the science” must all support the UN’s temperature goals.

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The Central Banks Lift House Prices and Rents, But Not Everywhere

Central banks have been at the center of the world's rapidly inflating housing prices.

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The Trillion-Dollar Military Still Isn't Enough for the War Party

Blog09/10/2019

A prudent strategy would be to demand an end to the US policy of using its enormous military to constantly threaten, invade, and coerce foreign nations. Fortunately, a military like that is unlikely to cost a trillion dollars per year.

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The National Debt Is Now More than Ten Times Annual Tax Receipts

If we compare the federal government's debt load to its income (i.e., tax receipts) the debt load is bigger than its ever been.

09/06/2019Power & Market
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