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How Not to Address Rising Oil Prices: Lessons from Nixon's Price Controls

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog04/26/2018

The crude oil “daisy chain” reseller boom is just one example of the absurdity of the 1970s price controls on the oil and gas sector. 

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How Neocons Destroyed a Chance for Peace with Iran After 9/11

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/25/2018

As Trump considers ending the Iran nuclear deal, a look back at how the Bush administration betrayed one of its first allies in the "War on Terror."

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How a Free-Trade Zone Made the United States Great

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/24/2018

The lack of trade barriers between the US states offers lessons for US trade relations with other countries.

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How High Is The Risk of a Currency Crisis?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/21/2018

 The monetary policy that governments and central banks are calling for is quite apparent: “Keep it going, whatever it takes.”

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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

Monopoly and Competition

Blog04/14/2018

Donald Trump is wrong. Amazon isn't ruining the postal service. The postal service can do that all by itself. 

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