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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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Connor Boyack: Explaining the State to Kids

Media and CultureStrategy

11/23/2018Audio/Video
Connor Boyack and Jeff Deist discuss the importance of offering an early alternative to the fantasyland view of the state that kids get in schools.
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Coffee Sellers Are Not Fundamentally Different from Banks

Blog11/14/2018

Whether dealing in coffee or loans, failed entrepreneurs can cost a lot of people a lot of money. But that's not a reason to bail out any of them.

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/02/2018

The new Fed Chief Powell was optimistic at Congressional hearings this week. But he may have inherited a quickly-expiring boom. 

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