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Privatize the New York City Subway System

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/19/2017
“Evidence of government failure” calls for a return to privatization to “reduce costs, improve service quality, and accelerate technological change.”
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Public-Sector Unions Keep the Gravy Train Flowing to Fire Departments

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
Fire departments rarely fight fires anymore, but you wouldn't know it the way department salaries are soaring.
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President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/08/2017
Many pundits complain that Trump spends too much time golfing. I'd rather he spend more time golfing and less time making deals with dictators.
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Price Controls and Propaganda

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2017
For central banks, manipulating public perceptions of the economy is just as critical an issue as manipulating interest rates and the money supply.
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Put Your Hope In Radical Decentralization

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionStrategyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/17/2016

Do not put your trust in democracy, but neither should you trust in a dictatorship. Rather, put your hope into radical political decentralization.

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Poverty Does Not Cause Obesity

Blog11/03/2015

In a global perspective, there is no clear relationship between obesity and wealth. At middle- and high-income levels, diverse countries often display varying levels of obesity.  At the very lowest levels of wealth, of course, there is a clear ...

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