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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Buying Local — Except When Government Tells You To

Blog04/17/2019

Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.

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Ocasio-Cortez's Selective Memory on the New Deal

Poverty

Blog04/11/2019

The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.

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Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development

Blog04/09/2019

Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.

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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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Decentralize the French State

World History

Blog03/16/2019

It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.

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How the Feds Promoted Segregated Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog03/08/2019

For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.

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The Green New Deal Continues the War on Meat

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

The Green New Deal blames cattle for creating too many greenhouse emissions. Presumably, the solution lies in allowing the federal government to dictate the number of cows allowed on farms and ranches. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen such a scheme.

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