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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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The Late Great State of California

U.S. Economy

Blog10/18/2019

California is now the most taxed and regulated state in the nation. Not surprisingly, life here is becoming less affordable, and less profitable.

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What if the Majority Voted for “None of the Above”?

Political Theory

Blog10/18/2019

Allowing a space on the ballot for "none of the above" would be a step in the right direction toward a slightly less farcical political system.

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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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Stimulus Brings Stagnation: The Case of Japan

Blog10/17/2019

Japan's "lost decade" turned into three decades as the scourge of non-stop monetary and fiscal stimulus brought seemingly endless economic stagnantion.

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The Pre-Marriage Blood Test In America Is Now Gone

This year, Montana became the last state to completely abolish Progressive-Era blood tests as a requirement for a marriage license.

10/17/2019Power & Market
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Jeff Snider Explains the Repo Market Flare-Up, the Fed’s Phony Solution, and the Global Dollar Problem

The FedFinancial Markets

10/17/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Jeff Snider discuss the recent spike in lending rates in the repo markets, and how the Fed’s attempted solution fails to address the real problem.
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If People Can't Be Trusted with Market Freedom, They Also Can't Be Trusted with the Vote

Interventionism

Blog10/17/2019

Behavioral economists say that since individuals are irrational, we need more state intervention in the economy. However, their criticism can be turned around: if individuals are irrational, government power is especially dangerous.

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