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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Sanctions against foreign nations are ultimately built upon restricting the freedom of Americans.
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US Household Debt Rises to All-Time Highs

The Fed

05/17/2017Mises Wire
Spurred by 9 years of easy money, US household debt is back to peak levels not seen since 2008.
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Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

HealthPolitical Theory

Blog04/24/2017
Defenders of socialized medicine swear there are no "death panels." But a recent case in the UK betrays this claim yet again.
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United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

Monopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

Blog04/11/2017
If airlines had monopoly power like states do, they could abuse people a lot more and face far fewer consequences.
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