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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Blog05/30/2019

Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."

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End School Compulsory-Attendance Laws

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/25/2019

Just as people shouldn’t be forced to send their children to church, they shouldn’t be forced to send their children to a state-approved organization for secular education and training.

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Envy, Inc.

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog05/22/2019

Why do so many people resent capitalism, even when they benefit enormously from it?

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Elizabeth Warren Shows Us Why Government Must Get Out of the Student Loan Business

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/22/2019

Under Warren's plan for higher education, Warren won’t make you go to college — but she’ll make you pay for it.

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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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Economic Models vs. The Real World

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/04/2019

Economic theory must have only one purpose — to explain economic activity. However, statistical methods are of no help in this regard.

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Economic Stratification and College Admission

Education

Blog04/16/2019

The increasing importance of elite higher education is a symptom of "political capitalism" in which success is determined by political connections rather than by the satisfaction of consumer preferences in the marketplace.

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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade: A New Progressive War on Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/06/2019

In their war on "monopolies," Progressives like Elizabeth Warren show they don't understand the history of anti-monopoly legislation, and they also don't understand that modern day "monopolies" aren't really monopolies at all.

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