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Why Europe's Highly Regulated Power Market Is So Bad for Growth

Global Economy

Blog07/12/2021

In Europe, there is no competitive market for electrical power. And since power is an important factor of production, it also means the overall marketplace is wasteful, inefficient, and sluggish. 

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The British Government Pushed back "Freedom Day" with No Explanation

Bureaucracy and RegulationPolitical Theory

Blog07/12/2021

For many, the covid era has been like a rollercoaster. But as the world seems to near the end of the ride, governments don't seem in a hurry to roll back their restrictions.

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If the US Wants to Beat China, Why Is It Copying China's Socialism?

Global Economy

Blog07/12/2021

If the US wants to strengthen its economic and geostrategic position versus China, it needs to apply the same free market principles that made it prosperous and powerful in the first place. 

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Ratification: The Struggle For Massachusetts

U.S. History

Blog07/10/2021

Realizing that most voters in Massachusetts were against the new constitution, the Federalists concocted a variety of dirty tricks to ensure a Federalist victory. 

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Government Debt Is Starting to Look Almost as Sketchy as Payday Loans

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/10/2021

As government seek ever larger amounts of debt to finance more spending, they're embracing huge debt levels in the way a broke consumer might embrace payday loans. In the end, we're left with nothing but a flimsy promise to pay. 

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This Is a Weak Jobs Recovery

Labor and Wages

Blog07/09/2021

The United States’s jobs recovery is extremely poor, especially if we consider the size of the monetary and fiscal stimulus and the spectacular upgrade to GDP estimates.

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My Case against Minimum-Wage Laws

Blog07/09/2021

We often hear these minimum wage laws are well intentioned. I cannot agree. Minimum-wage laws are evil in their methods (coercion) and evil in their goals (to make people believe they’re dependent on government). 

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The Electoral College as a Restraint on American Democracy: Its Evolution from Washington to Jackson

U.S. History

Blog07/08/2021

The growth of political parties and interest group politics, and the promotion of democracy as a fundamental principle of American government, all came as a result of the move to popular voting for president. 

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