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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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Nobel Committee Pushes Environmental Regulation with its Latest Winners

Other Schools of Thought

Blog10/08/2018

Unfortunately, the economics Nobel this year neglects the problems at the heart of the State — the government failures that pollute and impoverish.

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Nordhaus and Romer

Blog10/08/2018

The 2018 Nobel Prize in economics has gone to Yale's William Nordhaus for work in environmental economics and NYU's Paul Romer for work on economic growth. Both have long been considered front-runners for...

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No, Robots Cannot Replace Us

Blog09/18/2018

When robots may be more effective workers and possibly better engineers, they cannot figure out what is valued. That’s the task of entrepreneurs, who bet on what consumers will want.

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New NAFTA Is Just Old Protectionism and Bad Economics

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

The new trade agreement will be simply an amalgamation of the old NAFTA, the previously rejected TPP, and some new protectionist measures.

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