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Toronto Drops Rent Control — So Builders Build More Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/26/2019

Thanks to a loosening of rent controls in Toronto, finding a place to live will become easier for a lot of people. 

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The Bogus "Consensus" Argument on Climate Change

The Environment

Blog10/23/2019

From the beginning, the “97% consensus” claim about climate change has been dubious, with supporters claiming that it represented much more than it really did.

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The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/12/2019

A new banking crisis is not only in the making, for which the repo problem serves as an early warning, but it could escalate quite rapidly.

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The Conservative Attack on Market Freedom

Blog10/10/2019

Many conservatives seem to believe that America has been taken over by hard-core libertarians, with the result being a dystopian plutocracy. The answer, they tell us, lies in high taxes and more government power.  They're wrong about both the diagnosis and the cure.

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The Return of Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Money and BanksInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2019

As Zimbabwe's economy worsens, its government now insists residents start using easily-inflated local currency again. This is sowing the seed of another devastating episode of hyperinflation.

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Taking a Stand for "the People" Usually Means Hurting Actual People

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/08/2019

Tucker Carlson insists that capitalism is just a "tool" that governments can regulate and manipulate so as to better serve "the people." In practice, this just means one group of "the people" uses government policy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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The Economics of Prison Gangs

Blog10/05/2019

As the US prison population grew, prisoners turned to larger organizations — such as prison gangs — to provide services and maintain order in prisons.

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