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Jeff Deist on Crosstalk

02/06/2019Power & Market

Jeff Deist joined CrossTalk yesterday to discuss the influence of neoconservatives like John Bolton on Trump's foreign policy. Things get heated with another guest when Jeff questions the dubious "War on Terror," the enormous US...

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The Emergence of Grant, Part 1: Finding the Gateway

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's early actions in the Civil War.
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Having a Government-Granted Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/06/2019

Companies with government-granted monopolies never have to worry about going out of business. And they can therefore behave badly without any consequences.

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The Great Leveling: A Note

Other Schools of Thought

02/05/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is possible to have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.
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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/05/2019

If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?

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61. The Ups and Downs of Drug Prices: An Economist’s View

Health

02/05/2019Audio/Video
Drug pricing seems to be an irrational and incomprehensible aspect of our economy. Healthcare economist Amitabh Chandra offers some clarity on the matter.
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Oregon Defies Logic with Statewide Rent Control

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/05/2019

Any time officials use “controls,” you know the policy is going to be a failure. Whether it is preceded by “price” or “rent,” this economically defiant measure produces destitution, deterioration, and destruction.

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