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Fake Women and Phony Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2018
Today's central-bank induced low, low interest rates are making massive debt look much more attractive than it should.

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The Scam That Is Urban "Land Use" Planning

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog02/07/2018
Government planners admit they don't know how consumers actually want to use city land. But that doesn't stop them from regulating every lot in town.

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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.

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The Unseen Cost of Shoveling Snow

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog01/27/2018
The broken-window fallacy can be seen everywhere — and snow removal must necessarily come at the cost of not doing something else.

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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.

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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

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The War on Cops: Where's the Evidence?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/22/2018
Heather McDonald's book doesn't exactly demonstrate that a war on cops exists.

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A Sideways Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog01/19/2018
Project Neon is the largest public works project in Nevada history.

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City Council Disregards Stripper Safety with "No-Touch" Rule

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/19/2018
Forcing money-making opportunities underground — especially for women with few other choices — doesn't make anyone safer.

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The Real Relationship Between Capitalism and the Environment

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

The data suggests that as capitalism advances, so does the quality of the physical environment.

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