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"Obstruction of Justice" Isn’t What People Think It Is

Legal System

Blog04/22/2019

As far as the FBI is concerned, it can do whatever it wants — and anyone who resists its power is guilty of "obstruction of justice."

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Krugman Needs a Lesson on Why Truckers Are Paid Less Now than in the 1970s

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog04/18/2019

Truckers are paid less now than in the 1970s because government regulators once tightly controlled competition, thus driving up the cost of living for everyone else.

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Economic Stratification and College Admission

Education

Blog04/16/2019

The increasing importance of elite higher education is a symptom of "political capitalism" in which success is determined by political connections rather than by the satisfaction of consumer preferences in the marketplace.

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Conservative Means to Progressive Ends? Avik Roy on Healthcare

Health

04/12/2019Audio/Video
Is there a conservative path to universal healthcare? Avik Roy certainly believes so.
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The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

04/11/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For many years in London, firefighting was provided privately by insurance companies. Oddly enough, the Americans rejected this model for the far-more-politicized fire department model we know today.
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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade: A New Progressive War on Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/06/2019

In their war on "monopolies," Progressives like Elizabeth Warren show they don't understand the history of anti-monopoly legislation, and they also don't understand that modern day "monopolies" aren't really monopolies at all.

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Taking the USMLE to Task

Health

04/01/2019Audio/Video
Bryan Carmody, MD, discusses the machinations that constitute licensing examination in the United States.
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Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future

Health

03/26/2019Audio/Video
Is there a way forward? Accad and Koka interview Paul McHugh, MD, one of the most important figures in academic psychiatry of the last thirty years.
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