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COVID-19 and the Planners’ Need to Plan

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog03/26/2020

Despite the fact that the CDC’s formal name includes the word “Prevention” and that its stated goals include various planning buzzwords, its managing of the COVID-19 response has been an unmitigated disaster.

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Chile's Economic Model Is a Success Story in Crisis-Prone South America

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog12/17/2019

Since 1975, Chile’s per capita income has increased fourfold, making it Latin America’s most prosperous country today.

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Chilean Protesters Could End Chile's Decades of Progress

World History

Blog12/10/2019

The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.

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China's Growing Real Estate Bubble

Global Economy

Blog11/16/2019

Thanks to huge amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus, China is in the midst of a very large housing bubble, with predictable results for housing affordability.

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China Should Still Be Celebrating the End of Mao's Communism

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/08/2019

As it celebrates 70 years of the "People's Republic," China shouldn't forget its rise was made possible by its turn away from communism.

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Cuba Rations Food As Its Socialist Economy Enters Crisis Mode

Socialism

Blog06/11/2019

While many have been talking about Venezuela's food shortages,  Cuba is now implementing a rationing program to combat its very own socialism-induced shortages of basic goods.

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Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018
If enacted, the new FISA rules would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute.
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Can the Feds Prosecute Foreigners if Their Actions Are Legal Where They Are?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/31/2017
This is all about power and the fiction of universal jurisdiction — a fiction the Framers thought they had buried.
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