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Doctors' Prescriptions Remain a Key Driver Behind Opiate Addiction

Health

Blog03/06/2018

Widespread physician pushing of opioids — combined with government regulations — have increased the most unsafe uses of opioids. 

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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/22/2018
Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.
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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.
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Dehomogenizing Austrian Economics: The Revival of Wieser

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog02/05/2018
The dehomogenization debate shows the diversity of views that Austrian economists, old and new, have on issues that lay at the heart of economic theory.
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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Blog01/28/2018
Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."
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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

Blog01/23/2018
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.
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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Blog01/18/2018
Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.
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Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

Cronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog01/18/2018
Many honest medical professionals are trapped in a system that can more accurately be described as a crony capitalist nightmare.
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