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The Medicaid Expansion Cheat

Health

Blog4 hours ago

Proponents of Medicaid expansion pioneered new ways of covering up the true costs of a government program.

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After November Surge, Money Supply Growth Slows in December

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney Supply

Blog5 hours ago

During December 2019, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 5.53 percent. That's down from November's rate of 5.9 percent, but was up from December 2018's rate of 3.90 percent.

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Argentina’s “Emergency Law” Just Means More of the Same

Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2020

Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.

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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/25/2020

There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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Socialism and the Anarchy of Production

Socialism

01/24/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Why is it impossible for anyone to develop a comprehensive plan of production as a whole? This article explains, applying the conclusion to the experience of the Soviet Union.
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Secession in Virginia Would Defuse the State's Conflict over Guns

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/24/2020

If opponents of the current ideological winds blowing in Virginia find themselves in a permanent minority, it may very well be that the only method of defending the minority position is by leaving the state. But "exit" can theoretically be obtained in more than one way.

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Economics: The "Other Side" of Politics

01/24/2020Power & Market

The underlying problem in democracies is widespread economic illiteracy.

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Hegel's Very Odd Definition of Freedom

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/24/2020

Liberalism conceives of freedom as the absence of constraint, but Hegel's definition is more expansive. And, of course, the state is a necessary condition for it.

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