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Alberta's Regional Carbon Tax Is a Recipe for Disaster

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/05/2019

If Canadian provinces (or US states) implement a regional carbon tax, they shouldn’t fool themselves that they are “doing the right thing.” Households and businesses will suffer from higher energy prices and slower economic growth, with very little to show for it.

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Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide: Correlation Isn't Causation

Blog03/21/2019

Although Australia follows the same homicide trend as the US, Canada, and much of Europe, gun control advocates try to credit the improvement in Australia almost solely to a 1996 gun control law.

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A College "Education" Has Little to do with Education

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/14/2019

Wealthy Hollywood types, being relentless and cynical social climbers, figured out years ago that college is mostly about social status and certification.

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Americans Continue to Flee to Low-Tax States

Blog02/14/2019

Last year, on net, nearly 138,000 more people left California than moved into it from elsewhere in the US.

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Assessing Angela Merkel's Legacy

Blog01/14/2019

From unemployment, to immigration, to banking, many of Angela Merkel's policies have planted ticking time bombs in the German economy and in German politics.

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After #MeToo, Men Begin Avoiding Female Co-Workers

Labor and WagesLegal System

Blog12/07/2018

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.

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Abenomics: Fool Me Once

Blog11/30/2018

There's only one way to fund a new public-works project or "stimulus" scheme: through money stolen from the taxpayers.

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A White House Press Pass Has Nothing to do with the First Amendment

Media and Culture

Blog11/16/2018

CNN apparently imagines a First Amendment that grants special privileges only to wealthy and powerful media personalities working in Washington, DC.

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