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The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Blog05/28/2019

The welfare state is a key ingredient in sowing social mistrust and discord among diverse groups in Sweden.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Buying Local — Except When Government Tells You To

Blog04/17/2019

Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.

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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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The Green New Deal Continues the War on Meat

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

The Green New Deal blames cattle for creating too many greenhouse emissions. Presumably, the solution lies in allowing the federal government to dictate the number of cows allowed on farms and ranches. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen such a scheme.

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The Benefits of Brexit

Blog02/22/2019

The UK has plenty of opportunities to thrive outside of the EU’s jurisdiction.

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Two Simple Questions Keynesians Can't Answer

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/22/2019

Keynesian economics is the economics of debt-addicted, lower-class spendthrifts: modern governments.

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The Deep State Wants Your Guns

Blog12/11/2018

With direct access to data and regulatory power, unelected bureaucrats can be a greater threat to private and property rights than elected officials.

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The Pundits Still Don’t Understand Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2018

The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.

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