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Occupational Licensing — An Unnecessary Evil

Blog05/04/2019

The number of jobs that require an occupational license now covers 30% of the US workforce, up from 5% in 1950.

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On Regulation and Centralisation, the UK’s Record Is No Better Than the EU’s

Big GovernmentDecentralization and Secession

Blog03/01/2019

Decentralisation should not stop at Brexit. Federalism is a sustainable answer to Britain’s constitutional problems.

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On Veterans’ Day, Remember the Lies That Filled Military Cemeteries

Blog11/12/2018

A few hours studying the lessons of history can prevent heaps of grave-digging in the coming years.

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Our Passive Trade Balance

History of the Austrian School of Economics

This is the first time Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's essay "Our Passive Trade Balance" has appeared in English.
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Obama Administration's Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog11/02/2017
Few presidencies have ever done more to widen the gap between rich and poor than Barack Obama.
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Obama's AWOL Anti-War Protest

Blog07/21/2017
Why did so many Bush-era anti-war activists abandon the cause after Obama took office?
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Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

By Oxfam's methods, anyone with a few bucks in the bank is causing poverty for the bottom 10%. Oxfam, of course, has much more than a few bucks.

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Obamacare: Is It Worse Than What Came Before It?

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog01/11/2017

The US economy has been so malformed by interventionist policy, it has become difficult to say how even a policy of repeal might distort markets.

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