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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.
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Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2017
Democrats and Republicans all need to get over this mercantilist obsession over an imbalance of trade.
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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.
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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.
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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog09/25/2017
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.
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Daniel McAdams: Trump and the War Party

War and Foreign Policy

08/27/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the president's recent speech on Afghanistan and the grim realities behind US foreign policy.
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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.
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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.
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