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James Champlin’s Lessons on Political Economy

Blog09/03/2020

James Tift Champlin (1811–82) was born in Colchester, Connecticut. He enrolled at Brown University in 1830, where the president, Francis Wayland, greatly impressed him.

Wayland was a staunch defender of private...

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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

Blog08/19/2020

There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.

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The Problem with Africa's Protectionism

PovertyProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/17/2020

Protectionism is often most damaging when it prevents entrepreneurs from accessing products and services that would have increased domestic capital and worker productivity. The result is poorer workers and less productive domestic industry.

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Why the EU Keeps Fighting Brexit

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/09/2020

EU membership is a sort of bait-and-switch for states that were sold on membership as an opportunity to join a free trade bloc and a chance to participate in a more cooperative Europe.

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Free the Liquor Stores!

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog06/06/2020

Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.

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Testing Deregulation Can Help Fight COVID-19

Decentralization and SecessionHealth

Blog04/30/2020

The fight against COVID-19 would benefit from a comprehensive deregulation of the market for testing. A brief look at India shows the damaging roadblocks to solutions that regulations impose.

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Three Ways to Speed Recovery from the Economic Crisis

Blog04/30/2020

Chile, like many other countries, needs to do this: cut taxes, deregulate, and limit spending.

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Three Reasons Why Politicians Must Leave Oil Markets Alone

Price ControlsInterventionismPrices

Blog04/20/2020

Efforts by US policymakers to boost crude prices and to throw a lifeline to high-cost US crude producers is the exact opposite of what prices are telling us the market needs at this time.

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