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Protectionism Is Not the Answer to the Canadian Fur Trade’s Problems

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/29/2020

The North American fur trade is in decline. Unfortunately, many think that the solution is for the government to step in to “protect” trappers from market competition.

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Price Controls Make Life Miserable for New Yorkers

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/05/2019

After many decades of rent control and other regulations, New York politicians still can't seem to figure out why housing is so expensive.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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Politicians Make the Promises —You and Your Children Pay for Them

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2018

Between taxation, inflation, and the government's insatiable appetite for more spending, its increasingly difficult to avoid financial ruin.

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Paul Ryan was a Failure — It’s Important to Understand Why

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

Blog04/13/2018

By all accounts Paul Ryan is a good natured man, but one who ended up betraying almost all the causes he claimed to care about.

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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2018

The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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