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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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"Monopoly" Is No Excuse for Government Intervention

Economic FreedomMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/16/2020

In an unhampered economy, monopoly is not a framework distinguishable from “pure” competition. In fact, inefficient monopolies arise only in case of government interventionism.

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Comparing Latin America's Economic Models: Left vs. Right

Economic FreedomWorld History

Twenty-first-century socialism, which has been so popular in Latin America for many years, has failed in a way that mirrors the failure of twentieth-century socialism in other parts of the world.

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How Government-Owned Streets Prevent Effective Law Enforcement

The Police StatePrivate Property

Blog09/12/2020

“Taking back the streets” ought to mean privatizing them and enabling property owners to defend their property. This would be the surest way to end the riots.

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How Capitalists Improve Human Productivity

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog09/07/2020

Capitalists, acting as intermediaries between present production and future consumption, are the key players in every capitalistic economy.

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Monetary and Fiscal Sorcery Make Home Price Magic

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog09/03/2020

Just how is this magic created? The spurring of demand in the midst of a covid-created depression. The wizards at the Fed and Treasury have created an intoxicating frothy brew for stock and home buyers alike.

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How the CARES Act Is Still Kicking the Can

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog08/27/2020

Despite double-digit unemployment rates, banks are keeping loan-loss provisions low, no doubt assuming Uncle Sam will keep everyone’s boat afloat. But all good things come to an end.

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