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Covid Lockdowns Crippled the Division of Labor, Setting the Stage for Civil Unrest

InterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/20/2020

The division of labor promotes peaceful exchange and continues peace. But this can all break down when governments intervene to prevent peaceful interaction and when government incompetence promotes violence.

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COVID-19 Is Teaching Us Decentralization Is Needed More Now Than Ever

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/28/2020

We need to move beyond the stale platitudes of trying to fix politics in DC. The chattering class’s lamentation about the divisiveness of politics is frankly silly. In some ways, polarization is our friend.

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COVID-19 and the Planners’ Need to Plan

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog03/26/2020

Despite the fact that the CDC’s formal name includes the word “Prevention” and that its stated goals include various planning buzzwords, its managing of the COVID-19 response has been an unmitigated disaster.

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Chile's Economic Model Is a Success Story in Crisis-Prone South America

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog12/17/2019

Since 1975, Chile’s per capita income has increased fourfold, making it Latin America’s most prosperous country today.

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Chilean Protesters Could End Chile's Decades of Progress

World History

Blog12/10/2019

The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.

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China's Growing Real Estate Bubble

Global Economy

Blog11/16/2019

Thanks to huge amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus, China is in the midst of a very large housing bubble, with predictable results for housing affordability.

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China Should Still Be Celebrating the End of Mao's Communism

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/08/2019

As it celebrates 70 years of the "People's Republic," China shouldn't forget its rise was made possible by its turn away from communism.

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Cuba Rations Food As Its Socialist Economy Enters Crisis Mode

Socialism

Blog06/11/2019

While many have been talking about Venezuela's food shortages,  Cuba is now implementing a rationing program to combat its very own socialism-induced shortages of basic goods.

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