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Why Turkey's Debt Crisis is a Bigger Risk to the Eurozone than the PIGS

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/21/2019

Unlike Greece, Italy or other seriously debt-laden economies, it’s not just government borrowing that’s the main risk to Turkey.

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The Fallacy of Identity Economics

05/15/2019Power & Market

The economist Alex Tabarrok recently criticized "identity economics" in a manner reminiscent of Murray Rothbard's criticism of Keynes.

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Social Security's Winners and Losers

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.

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A Study in Willful Blindness

05/13/2019Power & Market

Anthony Flood has written a valuable study of the surprising failure of the Communist historian Herbert Aptheker to cite C.L.R. James's Black Jacobins, despite its clear relevance to his work.

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The EU Is "the Embodiment of Bureaucratic Hubris"

Global Economy

The EU retreated from the ideas of free trade, free markets, and competition and turned its attention, resources and intentions towards developing a bureaucratic, regulatory, planning economy approach.

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Economics In Two Lessons? Nope, Hazlitt's One Lesson is Enough

Blog05/07/2019

John Quiggin's hit piece on Henry Hazlitt, Economics In Two Lessons, is just a run-of-the-mill center-left essay on how we need more government intervention.

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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Stiglitz: Enemy of the Free Market

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsStrategy

Blog05/03/2019

Joseph Stiglitz has written a new book that calls for massive state control over the economy.

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