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Stop Telling Me to "Shop Locally"

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/04/2017
Small mom-and-pop shops are overrated — but they're getting better thanks to competition from firms like Amazon.
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Sylvester Petro's Austrian Perspective on Labor Unions

BiographiesLabor and Wages

Blog11/10/2017
Sylvester Petro's books on labor unions are among some of the best written on labor policy.
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Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Blog11/07/2017
Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.
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Stop Canada's War on "Passive" Investment

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/04/2017
Economic growth in Canada will continue to be hampered as long as the government continues to erect roadblocks to business investment.
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Stop Saying "We're a Republic, Not a Democracy"

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017

Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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Seeking More QE for Japan — Abe Calls Snap Election

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/17/2017
The Bank of Japan is even more committed than the Fed is to continued QE and easy money.
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Subsidies In One Place Don't Justify Tariffs in Another

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/13/2017
Imposing tariffs against subsidized foreign goods only swaps one bad government policy with another.
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Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.
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