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Private Medical Care STILL Is a Better Deal Than Government Care

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree MarketsHealth


Americans are constantly told that Europeans have wonderful medical care provided by their governments. In reality, private care is gaining ground because it provides better care and a better deal.

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Preserving the Statist Quo: Creating a Generation of Welfare-ing, Libertine Narcissists

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


Not only is Washington in political turmoil, but the policies emanating from the Beltway are more incoherent than ever.

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Pushing the False Narrative of U.S. Isolationism

Economic PolicyPoliticsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Americans have been fed the myth that US foreign policy from 1919 to 1941 was isolationist. In reality, US policies destabilized already volatile international relations.

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Police Mergers Are Not the Answer, but Privatization Is

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPoliticsThe Police State


Some small municipalities in Pennsylvania have disbanded their police departments, so others want to tax them for “depending” on state police. There is an even better course of action: allow private policing.

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Public Goods Viewed through Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipFiscal TheoryProduction Theory


One of the canards of mainstream economics is that only government can provide the "optimum" number of nonrivalrous, or public, goods. Austrian economists have never accepted that theory.

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Power Vacuum: How the State Wants to Suck Electricity from the SUV You Are Required to Buy

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyProgressivism


Because California’s government has hamstrung electricity producers in the state, its legislature now wants EVs to be “bidirectional,” that is, to put power from their batteries back into the grid.

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President Biden’s SAVE College Debt Repayment Plan Puts the Motivations in the Wrong Places

Economic PolicyStrategyU.S. Economy


President Biden's new student debt "relief" plan will ensure that college graduates will seek low-paying, low-impact jobs. They would have done as well or better had they not gone to college.

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