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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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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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There's Nothing Moral about Opposing "Price-Gouging"

The Police StatePricesValue and Exchange

Blog09/24/2017
Opponents of price gouging want to fine and imprison their neighbors for selling their own property at the "wrong" price.
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Thanks to Markets, Houston's Disaster Isn't as Bad as it Might Have Been

U.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
The Feds may have learned from the Katrina disaster that it's not a good idea to sent in FEMA and start bossing everybody around.
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The Chinese Economy's Fatal Flaws

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/21/2017
China faces problems of both an easy-money-induced bubble, and a corrupt regulatory regime.
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The Flint Water Disaster Shows Why We Need Markets

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/06/2017
Public television keeps alive the idea that disasters caused by government bureaucrats will be solved if only we get the "right" people to run things.
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The Jefferson Nobody Knows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/25/2017
The Jefferson who emerges from Kevin Gutzman's new book is fascinating yes, but more importantly, he is a radical.
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Trump Might Be the End of the Bush-Obama Consensus

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog12/25/2016

The cartelized economy foisted on us since 9/11 has been a disaster for businesses and taxpayers. Will Trump return us to "normalcy"?

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