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EducationTaxes and Spending
Government spending on higher education is higher in the US than in Switzerland, Germany, or France. But colleges remain expensive here because they focus more on non-educational perks and extras.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. History
We're supposed to think it's perfectly normal that Washington DC bureaucrats decide whether or not you can use an outhouse toilet 2,500 miles from DC. Because it's in a "national" park.
War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory
The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.
Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory
It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.
Even if we accept the mainstream narrative on the effects of climate change, the costs of implementing a global regulatory "mitigation" program are far higher than advocates admit.
History of the Austrian School of Economics
Bad ideas succeed in politics because those ideas were taught and pushed in educational and cultural institutions first.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong.
Labor and WagesPoverty
Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.