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American Policy Pushes Iran Toward Nuclear Weapons

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/02/2019

There is no evidence that Iran is likely to capitulate to American demands. The historical record demonstrates that great powers can inflict enormous punishment on their adversaries and yet the pain rarely causes target states to surrender.

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Phony Economic Growth Stats Conceal Deep Problems on Main Street

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2019

Government manipulation is shifting wealth from Main Street to Wall Street. But most people don't see the growing gap between the growth of financial wealth and the real economy.

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The Economics of Healthcare: Market Failure or Faulty Models? (Part 2)

Health

06/28/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka discuss with Bob Murphy how economists conceive (or misconceive) of medical care, and what the implications are for the US healthcare system as a whole.
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CNN Admits There Are Serious Problems with Central Banks' Low-Interest-Rate Policy

Money and Banks

Blog06/27/2019

There is reason to believe low-interest rate policy has lowered productivity, lessened economic growth, and favored large firms at the expense of small firms and innovation. Greater inequality and stagnating wealth has resulted.

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SCOTUS Is Right on the Census Citizenship Question, But For the Wrong Reasons

06/27/2019Power & Market

As it is, today's SCOTUS ruling has implications for partisan politics. But it does little to rein in the census bureau or return the decennial census to its originally intended purposes.

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Japan's Lasting Stagnation Is Hidden Behind Government Statistics

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

Creative design of statistics cannot solve the persistent crisis. The core of the problem lies in a misguided economic policy that zombifies the Japanese economy and thus undermines prosperity.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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