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End the War on Gambling

Big Government

Blog04/11/2018

March Madness is over. However, the federal prohibition against gambling on the basketball games continues.

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Economic Policy Matters: The Example of Botswana vs. South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/30/2018

There is a very stark contrast between market-friendly Botswana, South Africa, and the statist hellhole of Zimbabwe.

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Europe Is Slowing Down — And It's Already Painted Into a Corner

Blog03/22/2018

With ultra-low interest rates already in place, Europe has nowhere to go when the slowdown intensifies. 

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Economists and the Emergence of Antitrust

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/23/2018
Economists who believe that there was once a "golden age of antitrust" have never produced any evidence of such an age.
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End the Drug War for These Very Practical Reasons

HealthLegal System

Blog02/20/2018
Drug addiction is indeed a serious problem. But the war on drugs does not lessen this problem, nor does it address the core issues leading to addiction.
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E-Verify Threatens Us All

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog02/13/2018
E-Verify could be used to punish anyone who displeases the government, from immigrants to homeschoolers to gun owners.
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End Space-Station Funding Right Now

Corporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

Blog02/12/2018
If government funding of a space program is justified because it has “benefits,” then no argument can be made against government funding of anything.
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