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A Quick History of Humanity and Income Distribution

Blog01/14/2019

If we all still lived like cavemen, we'd have hardly any inequality at all. But that's not exactly something to aspire to.

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The Morning of November 11, 1918

Blog11/12/2018

The costs of recovering from the war would be paid by those who had had little to do with bringing about the massacres.

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Cannabis Victories!

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/07/2018

There were three important victories related to cannabis, i.e., marijuana, legalization and only the most radical measure failed.

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Nobel Committee Pushes Environmental Regulation with its Latest Winners

Other Schools of Thought

Blog10/08/2018

Unfortunately, the economics Nobel this year neglects the problems at the heart of the State — the government failures that pollute and impoverish.

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The Problem of Cubicles and the "Open Office"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog10/01/2018

The real motivations behind using both cubicles and the so-called open-office concept are something different than what we are told.

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How US Sugar Subsidies Bring a Red Tide of Algae to Florida's Shores

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/16/2018

A combination of federal sugar subsidies, federal regulations on pollution, and federal control of Lake Okeechobee (a giant lake in southern Florida) runoff guidelines has created a recipe for disaster.

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Big Plans for the Jeddah Tower Continue as Asset Prices Boom

Booms and Busts

Blog08/07/2018

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia remains listed for “completion” in 2020. Will its completion trigger a new Skyscraper Curse?

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Scott Sumner Wants to "Modernize the Fed" — This is What He Gets Wrong

The Fed

Blog07/25/2018

The goal should not be to make quick daily decisions that look like market data — it should be to make correct decisions that are market data.

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