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In Praise of Christmas Tree Salesmen

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog12/24/2018

It's thanks to markets and entrepreneurs that turkeys, toys, and Christmas trees can be mass produced and delivered to a great many ordinary people at a reasonable price.

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Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

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Is Cultural Marxism America's New Mainline Ideology?

Blog10/10/2018

The aim is no longer the "dictatorship of the proletariat," because this project has failed. The new goal is "the dictatorship of the intellectuals."

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In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.

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Is Norway a Role Model for "Democratic Socialism"?

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog07/14/2018

If Scandinavian countries are socialist, then so is the United States.

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In Hiking Interest Rates, Jerome Powell is Living Dangerously

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog06/14/2018

The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis. 

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It's Been 20 Years Since France Minted that First Euro Coin

Global Economy

Blog05/28/2018

In the post-recession world, the ECB has fired multiple rounds in its arsenal of Keynesian weapons. But now it's out of ammo.

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