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How Countries Fall into the Welfare Trap

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog03/30/2019

Before wealth can be redistributed by the state, it must first be produced. But welfare-state policies end up destroying the very wealth which is necessary for redistribution.

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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/18/2019

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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Having a Government-Granted Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/06/2019

Companies with government-granted monopolies never have to worry about going out of business. And they can therefore behave badly without any consequences.

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Humanitarian Interventions Are Killing National Sovereignty — And That's a Bad Thing

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/30/2019

The growing acceptance of "humanitarian" interventions works to remove national sovereignty as a bulwark against expansionist large states in the international order.

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How the Euro Enabled Europe's Debt Bubbles

Money and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

When we blame the euro for Europe's ills, we're letting politicians and central bankers — who have only ever viewed the euro as a stepping-stone toward their grand objectives — off the hook.

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How Government Bureaucrats and the New York Times Are Misleading the Public About Climate Change

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/10/2018

The media is using the recent National Climate Assessment to warn about the "cost of inaction" on climate change. Here's what they miss.

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How the Rivalry Between Church and State Made Europe More Wealthy and Free

Blog12/07/2018

Latin Christendom was a single civilization that was at the same time radically decentralized. It was therefore more wealthy and free than other civilizations found in Russia, China, and within Islam.

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Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/18/2018

Hayek’s theory of knowledge cautions against grand designs based on the alleged expertise of a select class of people. 

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