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Chilean Protesters Claim Inequality Made Them Do It

Global Economy

Blog10/31/2019

It's hard to see how burning subway cars and torching businesses will reduce inequality in Chile. But the protestors there claim their violence is justified by the fact some people are richer than others.

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The Limits of Social Spending as a Driver of Economic Equality

Blog10/30/2019

The more widespread social programs become, the more they tend to undermine the social interactions and exchanges necessary to build wealth. 

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Polygenic Risk Scoring: An Epidemiologist’s Perspective

Health

10/30/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka interview Dr. Cecile Janssens, whose research concerns the translation of genomics research to applications in clinical and public health practice.
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PG&E's Failures Show the Dangers of Government-Imposed Utility Monopolies

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/30/2019

 The reason PG&E can get away with such outrageous mismanagement is that the California government literally guarantees them their business.

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Are Structural Fluctuations Natural or Policy-Induced? Analyzing Mises's and Schumpeter's Contributions to Business Cycle Theory

Business Cycles

10/29/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
A closer look at differences between Mises's and Schumpeter's economic theories suggests that their fundamental divergences have their origin in methodological and epistemological questions.
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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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