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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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The Economy: Winter Is Coming

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog08/29/2018

From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.

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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

Blog08/08/2018

People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/02/2018

The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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Bryan Caplan Critiques Jeff Deist on Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/14/2018

Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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