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Africa's Socialism Is Keeping it Poor

Socialism

Blog11/02/2019

Socialism was sold to Africans as the antidote to the legacy of colonial occupiers. But it was the African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

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Are India and China Booming as Much as They Claim?

Global Economy

Blog07/16/2019

The differences between government stats and reality are a problem, especially since these estimates are used to make policy.

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A Tax on Imports Might as Well Be a Tax on Exports

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog07/26/2018

The Constitutional ban on export duties has always been a hollow victory. Export tariffs are analytically equivalent to import tariffs.

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