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Small Businesses Are Key In Improving the Lives of Workers

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog03/13/2019

Small businesses are essential in providing employment for workers who might otherwise be locked out of the mainstream economy. Small firms also drive large firms to compete for workers, thus driving up wages.

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Student Loan Debt for Seniors? It’s Becoming More Common

Blog02/27/2019

Americans 60 and older have an aggregate $86 billion in student loan debt, rising 161% since 2010.

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Socialism, Capital, and Venezuela's Oil

Blog02/22/2019

The US government clearly wants to invade Venezuela. But oil is likely not a significant reason, in part because Venezuela's oil is hardly the gold mine some think it is.

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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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Stephen Walt Wants Libertarians To Join Forces with Foreign-Policy Realists

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/31/2019

Disagreements between libertarians and realists are a problem. But in the current interventionist-dominated environment, the disagreements don't strike me as an especially big problem — at least for now.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2019

One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

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State Secrets and the National Security State

Blog01/05/2019

Julian Assange's “crime” was revealing the wrongdoing of the national-security establishment. In the minds of those who blindly support the US state, this is not to be allowed, even if the information is 100% true.

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