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How the Rivalry Between Church and State Made Europe More Wealthy and Free

Blog12/07/2018

Latin Christendom was a single civilization that was at the same time radically decentralized. It was therefore more wealthy and free than other civilizations found in Russia, China, and within Islam.

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Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/18/2018

Hayek’s theory of knowledge cautions against grand designs based on the alleged expertise of a select class of people. 

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Half of Health Spending in the US Is Now Government Spending

Blog11/08/2018

America's healthcare system is now a government-dominated healthcare system. Let's stop pretending it's a market system.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog07/18/2018

The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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How the Feds Use Transportation Funds to Spy on You

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog05/22/2018

The federal government relies on state and local officials to run its ever-growing surveillance state. This could also be its Achilles heel.

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Household-Formation Numbers Are Back to Recession-Era Levels

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog05/15/2018

We're in a boom period, which means household formation should be booming. But it's not. 

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Housing: High Prices, Few New Units

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog05/12/2018

We're in a boom period, but housing construction is scant — which is making housing less affordable.

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How the IMF Keeps Sub-Sahara Africa in Poverty

Global EconomyPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/12/2018

The bureaucrats at the IMF and other international bureaucracies actually want people to believe that bigger government means more prosperity.

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