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The Problem with Africa's Protectionism

PovertyProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/17/2020

Protectionism is often most damaging when it prevents entrepreneurs from accessing products and services that would have increased domestic capital and worker productivity. The result is poorer workers and less productive domestic industry.

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Testing Deregulation Can Help Fight COVID-19

Decentralization and SecessionHealth

The fight against COVID-19 would benefit from a comprehensive deregulation of the market for testing. A brief look at India shows the damaging roadblocks to solutions that regulations impose.

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Three Ways to Speed Recovery from the Economic Crisis

Chile, like many other countries, needs to do this: cut taxes, deregulate, and limit spending.

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Three Reasons Why Politicians Must Leave Oil Markets Alone

Price ControlsInterventionismPrices

Blog04/20/2020

Efforts by US policymakers to boost crude prices and to throw a lifeline to high-cost US crude producers is the exact opposite of what prices are telling us the market needs at this time.

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Trade Sanctions Are Both Immoral and Ineffective

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/23/2020

Sanctions have a long history of failure. The US government's recent sanctions on Iran will likely be no different, but they will certainly be harmful to the Iranian people.

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Two Big Problems with Single-Payer Healthcare

Health

Blog01/08/2020

Single-payer systems do indeed restrict access and quality. They just do it by imposing long wait times, cutting off costlier patients, and restricting access to hospital rooms.

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The Case for Free-Market Liberalism in Africa

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog11/13/2019

The African continent is exceedingly rich in natural resources, yet the living standard of Africans is very low. The most plausible explanation for this discrepancy is the lack of a system that protects private property.

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The Problem with Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth-Tax Plan

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/19/2019

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is based on the idea that the government knows how to use wealth better than the private sector. The plan also ignores that the wealthy have been shown to flee countries with a wealth tax.

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