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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/25/2020

There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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Economic Freedom Reduced Inequality in Chile. But the Left Has Other Plans.

World History

Blog01/14/2020

If Chileans are concerned about inequality, real solutions are likely to be found in combating the central bank and other anti-market institutions.

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Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Still Faces a Host of Economic Problems

Cronyism and CorporatismPovertyWorld History

Blog01/09/2020

Nothing short of an economic exorcism is needed in Zimbabwe. Looking at what President Mnangagwa has done so far, it doesn’t seem that Zimbabwe is actually serious about making tough reforms.

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Why the Minimum Wage Is so Bad for Young Workers

Labor and Wages

Blog01/02/2020

Studies have shown that the amount of money paid in the low-wage labor market declined overall as a result of minimum wage hikes.

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Hazlitt's Critique of Keynes: The 60th Anniversary

Book ReviewsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/20/2019

Hazlitt and all of the other critics of Keynes never did get to the primary points with respect to what was wrong with Keynes. One point was theoretical. The other was practical.

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Chile's Economic Model Is a Success Story in Crisis-Prone South America

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog12/17/2019

Since 1975, Chile’s per capita income has increased fourfold, making it Latin America’s most prosperous country today.

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Chilean Protesters Could End Chile's Decades of Progress

World History

Blog12/10/2019

The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.

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Argentina's Destructive Cycle of Economic Populism

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/19/2019

Anti-market activists in Argentina try to blame the country's economic woes on markets, but the populist movement of Peronism is what has doomed the country to endless cycles of economic and monetary crises.

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