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In Praise of Christmas Tree Salesmen

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog12/24/2018

It's thanks to markets and entrepreneurs that turkeys, toys, and Christmas trees can be mass produced and delivered to a great many ordinary people at a reasonable price.

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It Turns Out That Trump Loves Low Interest Rates and Fed Stimulus After All

12/20/2018Power & Market

It's now a pretty safe bet that if recession does come during Trump's presidency, he'll be calling for ever-higher levels of stimulus and QE infinity.

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Ignoring the Bureaucracy Isn't the Same as Dismantling It

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/15/2018

The Trump administration has done little to undercut the federal government's huge bureaucracy.

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Italy: A Brewing Storm Within the EU

Global Economy

Blog12/12/2018

The political and economic powder keg that is Italy is a greater threat to the EU than Brexit ever was.

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In the Eyes of the State, We are All Russian (Bots) Now

12/10/2018Power & Market

A recent paper from the Atlantic Council faults modern technologies for eroding faith in public institutions. To them, this is a bad thing.

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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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Intergenerational Conflict Will Get Worse

11/28/2018Power & Market

Cultural, economic, fiscal, and political fault lines in America today all bode ill for harmony between younger and older generations.

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Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

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