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Is China Reverting to a Mao-Style Dictatorship?

World History

Blog03/12/2018

While the Chinese state is moving more toward autocratic rule, the importance of fighting for economic freedom remains as important as ever. 

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This Bishop Hates Capitalism so Much, He's Praising the Anti-Christian Chinese Regime

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
There is a long history of sympathetic Western intellectuals traveling to foreign socialist lands — deciding they've discovered paradise on earth.
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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.
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Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/06/2018
Infrastructure spending is probably a better idea than yet another war. Ultimately, though, it's just another government boondoggle.
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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.
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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.
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Our Passive Trade Balance

History of the Austrian School of Economics

This is the first time Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's essay "Our Passive Trade Balance" has appeared in English.
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California Wildfires Don’t Have to be the New Normal

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog12/18/2017
Government owners of public lands just don’t have the same incentives to manage land as carefully as private owners.
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