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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.
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How Much Does a Tax Cut Cost?

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/28/2017
Claiming that tax cuts impose a cost on society assumes the government is the rightful owner of all our wealth and incomes.
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How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog08/17/2017
The market’s informal, spontaneous cooperation for mutual benefit has been replaced by a statist mindset.
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How Washington's Reaction to Trump's Budget Justifies the Rise of Bitcoin

U.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2017
As politicians prove to be unable to confront economic reality, it’s easy to see how crypto-currencies are becoming increasingly attractive.
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How States Can End the Fed’s War on Fishing

The EnvironmentStrategyU.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2017
Whether it's fishing or the Fed, the answer isn’t trying win over Washington – it is fighting it.
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Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.
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How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Free Markets

Blog03/06/2017
Instead of praising jobs for their own sake, we should ask why employment is so important.
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How Governments Destroy Consumer Sovereignty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPrices

Blog02/07/2017
The entrepreneur's job is to shape his whole enterprise around consumer wants. Unfortunately, governments often get in the way.
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