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Abenomics: Big Debts with Nothing to Show for It

Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog09/24/2020

Japan's government is now addicted to easy money Abenomics. With Abe now gone, the next leader might tinker around with altered approaches, but it will be more of the same.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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Three Barriers to Improving Poverty Rates in America

Poverty

Blog09/24/2020

Government policy encourages single parent household formation while discouraging full-time employment and driving up housing costs.

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What Is Conservatism?

Blog09/24/2020

Although many Americans often conflate the two ideologies, conservatism and (classical) liberalism are historically quite distinct. Indeed, conservatism has long been explicitly hostile to both capitalism and classical liberalism.

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Compulsory vs. Free Education

Education

Blog09/23/2020

Compulsory public schooling is like having the government use the taxpayers' money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers and then compelling all people to read them.

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Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa

World History

Blog09/23/2020

The Asante (or Ashanti) Empire of West Africa is a reminder that slavery and political conquest are not at all unique to Europeans.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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What's with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog09/22/2020

It seems that the rest of us will be forced to suffer as egalitarian rich kids work out their psychological problems through some window-smashing therapy.

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