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The Trojan Horse of Surprise Billing Legislation

Health

10/27/2019Audio/Video
Are out-of-network physicians deliberately trying to price-gouge patients in need of emergency care? Will “surprise billing legislation” solve the problems of narrow networks?
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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 Myth of "Planned Obsolescence"

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

10/22/2019The Free Market
In times of massive and frequent technological improvement, it would be sheer waste for manufacturers to dump resources into making products last past their usefulness.
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The EU's Protectionist Impulses Are Showing in Turkey Deal

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/22/2019

EU politicians and technocrats like to present themselves as progressive and enlightened policymakers. But that virtuous mask slipped after German auto giant Volkswagen announced that its new facility would be located in Turkey instead of an EU member nation.

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The Economic Consequences of Cheap Money

Booms and BustsFree MarketsBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

10/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the characteristic features of this age is the general attack launched by all governments and pressure groups against the rights of creditors.
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The Problem with Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth-Tax Plan

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/19/2019

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is based on the idea that the government knows how to use wealth better than the private sector. The plan also ignores that the wealthy have been shown to flee countries with a wealth tax.

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The Late Great State of California

U.S. Economy

Blog10/18/2019

California is now the most taxed and regulated state in the nation. Not surprisingly, life here is becoming less affordable, and less profitable.

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