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As Fed Founders, Get Ready for More Radical Monetary Policy

05/09/2019Power & Market

The Fed has basically given up on "normalization" which means central bankers and their friends are working on even more radical policy options for the next crisis.

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American Interventionists Hurt the Cause of Freedom in Venezuela

Blog05/01/2019

By threatening the Venezuelan regime and imposing sanctions, the US has only inflamed Venezuelan nationalism, while providing the regime with a convenient scapegoat.

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Austerity Works — When the Market Is Freed

Blog04/15/2019

Austerity need not be painful when the contraction of the public sector is accompanied by the expansion of the private sector. Thus, the real solution lies in fostering more progress in entrepreneurship and private ownership.

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Alberta's Regional Carbon Tax Is a Recipe for Disaster

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/05/2019

If Canadian provinces (or US states) implement a regional carbon tax, they shouldn’t fool themselves that they are “doing the right thing.” Households and businesses will suffer from higher energy prices and slower economic growth, with very little to show for it.

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Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide: Correlation Isn't Causation

Blog03/21/2019

Although Australia follows the same homicide trend as the US, Canada, and much of Europe, gun control advocates try to credit the improvement in Australia almost solely to a 1996 gun control law.

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A College "Education" Has Little to do with Education

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/14/2019

Wealthy Hollywood types, being relentless and cynical social climbers, figured out years ago that college is mostly about social status and certification.

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Americans Have Much More Living Space than Europeans

03/11/2019Power & Market

The average American dwelling unit is at least 50 to 75 percent larger than the average European unit.

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Americans Aren't Giving Up Their Cars

03/06/2019Power & Market

In spite of the (unproven) assertions that young people have no interest in driving, Americans' delinquencies on car loans have hit a multi-year high, and there's no sign that fewer households want cars.

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