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Europe's Unsustainable Welfare State

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog07/14/2017
The EU average tax burden on workers is 44.9%. The average worker in the EU spends half a year working for the tax man. This is not sustainable.
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ESPN and the Bursting of the Sports Bubble

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2017
ESPN is losing 10,000 customers per day, and this means big trouble for all of the sports entities that depend upon the big payouts that ESPN provides.
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Entrepreneurship’s Split-Personality Problem

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog05/16/2017
Practice and theory are often seen as being distinct and in conflict with each other. But, hands-on entrepreneurs can learn a lot from economic theory.
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Economists Are Not Plumbers

Blog05/15/2017

The American Economic Review has published Esther Duflo's Richart T. Ely Lecture, "The Economist as Plumber".

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ESPN is a Reminder That on the Market, No One Is Too Big to Fail

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog04/27/2017
If ESPN wants to regain its dominance, it must return to what built it in the first place: giving consumers the sports content they want.
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Efficiency: Pentagon Big Bomb Killed Militants at $4,722 Each

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/21/2017
Renowned surreal fiction writer Franz Kafka would have had trouble conceiving of a more absurd plot than last week's dropping of the MOAB bomb.
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End Airline Protectionism: Allow Foreign Carriers on Domestic Routes

Blog04/11/2017
Thanks to federal bans on competition from foreign carriers, domestic airlines can get away with poorer service — at the expense of their customers.
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Ending the Federal Reserve from the Bottom Up

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/30/2017
Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution already provides state governments with tools they need to undermine the central bank's money monopoly.
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