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How US Sugar Subsidies Bring a Red Tide of Algae to Florida's Shores

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/16/2018

A combination of federal sugar subsidies, federal regulations on pollution, and federal control of Lake Okeechobee (a giant lake in southern Florida) runoff guidelines has created a recipe for disaster.

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Big Plans for the Jeddah Tower Continue as Asset Prices Boom

Booms and Busts

Blog08/07/2018

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia remains listed for “completion” in 2020. Will its completion trigger a new Skyscraper Curse?

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Scott Sumner Wants to "Modernize the Fed" — This is What He Gets Wrong

The Fed

Blog07/25/2018

The goal should not be to make quick daily decisions that look like market data — it should be to make correct decisions that are market data.

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The Drug War Is Pushing More Migrants to Our Borders

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog06/26/2018

The US can help itself by ending the Drug War — which will bring some normalcy back to Central America.

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Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog06/04/2018

So impressive is compensation in the U.S. that even fast food businesses are bidding up wages to compete.

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No, the President Isn't "Running the Country"

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

Blog06/02/2018

Behind the scenes, the great machine of government churns along, often in complete disregard to the president or his stated policies.

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Socialism Is No Longer a Dirty Word

SocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/25/2018

Socialism has long led to pitting one group against another. But many younger taxpayers have yet to see the downside to this. 

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1918: Total War Comes to Europe

World History

Blog05/02/2018

Under the "Hindenburg Program," economic and industrial interventionism became absolute in Germany. Thus the ideal of "total war" was realized.

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