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Want to Make Drugs Less Lethal? Legalize Them.

Blog10/28/2020

With new legalization measures coming to the ballot box, voters have the opportunity to take steps that would reduce the drive to make drugs stronger and more potent, and more deadly. 

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"Build Back Better": Why Are Both Biden and Boris Now Using This Phrase?

Blog10/12/2020

The fact Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are both using the phrase "build back better" is bad news. It's a phrase pioneered by groups twisting the covid-19 pandemic into a pretext for extreme “green” policies.

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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

Price ControlsMonetary PolicyPoverty

Blog10/08/2020

Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.

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Should Billionaires Exist?

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2020

It may be emotionally satisfying for many to favor sticking it to billionaires, but reason informs us that in so doing it is the poor who would end up paying the steepest price.

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The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/15/2020

Savings are the foundation for a productive and advanced economy. Unfortunately, governments insist on policies that make it harder for ordinary people to save.

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Why We Need Landlords

CapitalismSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/31/2020

A recurring theme among leftists in a world of scarce housing: Why should landlords be allowed to make a profit? It turns out there are many good reasons.

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America's Riots Are Just the Latest Version of Marxist "Syndicalism"

SocialismStrategyThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

Syndicalism is direct violent action against the institutions of capitalism, such as security forces, and especially property owned by businesses. This approach is often adopted by Marxists, socialists, and fascists as a means of gaining power.

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How the Lockdowns Will Drive Up Healthcare Costs

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog08/18/2020

Government policy has been driving out smaller providers and driving up healthcare costs. The covid-19 lockdowns will only make things worse.

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