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Free Trade Brings More Foreign Investment into the US. That's a Good Thing.

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/09/2020

Politicians and pundits have a blind spot when it comes to international economic transactions. They ignore a portion of trade! In particular, they ignore trade in claims on future income—that is, stocks and bonds.

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Even Partial Liberalization Can Save a Nation from Poverty

Private Property

Blog03/31/2020

Without markets, it would have been impossible for a country like Rwanda, ravaged by the war, to achieve the growth it has experienced over the past twenty years. 

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Trade Sanctions Are Both Immoral and Ineffective

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/23/2020

Sanctions have a long history of failure. The US government's recent sanctions on Iran will likely be no different, but they will certainly be harmful to the Iranian people.

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Two Big Problems with Single-Payer Healthcare

Health

Blog01/08/2020

Single-payer systems do indeed restrict access and quality. They just do it by imposing long wait times, cutting off costlier patients, and restricting access to hospital rooms.

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Chile Is in Danger of Becoming Just Another Crisis-Ridden Latin American Country

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog12/23/2019

Axel Kaiser writes that Chileans’ “advantage is due to an historical accident, which is now coming to an end” and predicted that “Chile will show, in the coming years, that it is nothing more than any other Latin-American country.”

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Social Justice Is Nothing like Real Justice

Legal System

Blog11/29/2019

Since no specific victim and no specific crime has been identified, this is no case of reparation as exists under real justice. It is simply a transfer of wealth from one group to another based on some sort of general "exploitation." 

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6 Reasons Why the Most Hated Politician in Latin America Became President of Brazil

Socialism

Blog11/21/2019

For many Brazilian voters, Jair Bolsonaro offered a chance to break with decades of failed economic policies. Time will tell if they were right.

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Freedom Means a Right to Discriminate

Legal System

Blog11/21/2019

To prohibit discrimination in employment is to infringe upon freedom of association, freedom of thought, private property, and freedom in general.

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