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The Latest Innovation in Inflation Targeting

Money and BanksStrategy

Blog10/26/2017

The two-percent inflation goal is now being modified to allow for even higher inflation goals in the short term.

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The Chinese Exclusion Act Was An Assault on Private Property

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog10/14/2017
Many private employers were contracting with Chinese workers to move to California and work. And then Congress outlawed the contracts.
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The Story that Netflix’s Heroin(e) Fails to Cover

Legal SystemProtectionism and Free TradePrices

Blog10/07/2017
The state provides incentives to doctors to over-prescribe opioid painkillers. An addiction crisis has followed.
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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.
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The End of the Nation-State

World History

Blog08/10/2017
The problem is that government is based on coercion, and it is, at a minimum, suboptimal to base a social structure on institutionalized coercion.
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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog07/24/2017
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.
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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.
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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."
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