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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

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Why Economists Are So Often Accused of Being Indifferent to Social Problems

Blog06/13/2020

Economists are often accused of being insensitive or unconcerned about social problems, because we try to consider all the costs and benefits, both short term and long term. This often means that we are skeptical of the popular quick political fix.

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Why Media Coverage of COVID-19 Has Been So Bad

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog05/14/2020

Media outlets, both left and right, are mostly narrative driven. Also, journalists have a tendency to lazily reprint whatever "experts" say. This makes media reporting thoroughly unreliable.

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Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System

Blog02/25/2020

Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.

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What an Independent Britain Could Learn from Singapore

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsWorld History

Blog12/28/2019

Singapore left both the British Empire and Malaysia before finally becoming an independent city. It then proceeded to become one of history's most impressive economic success stories.

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What Student Loans and Health Care Have in Common

Blog08/19/2019

When colleges or hospitals are guaranteed payment by a third party, such as Sallie Mae or a health insurance company, it's only natural to raise prices on the student or patient. In these cases, the user's ability to pay becomes almost irrelevant.

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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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We'll Need Property Rights in a World of Gene-Edited Humans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/19/2018

A respect for property rights will become all the more important in the age of "designer babies" and "gene editing."

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