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50 Years of Federal Gun Control: The 1968 Gun Control Act

Blog10/22/2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

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Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.

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Gun Ownership Rights Aren't as Safe as Many Think

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog09/22/2018

While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.

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A Brief History of Repressive Regimes and Their Gun Laws

The Police StateWorld History

Blog09/13/2018

A trip down memory lane will give us a refresher of how gun confiscation has helped consolidate government power.

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Education Is Not a Right

Blog09/08/2018

The government's near-monopoly on education services has destroyed innovation and choice. Meanwhile, little is gained from relentless increases in spending.

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The Pundits Still Don’t Understand Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2018

The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Labor and Wages

Blog08/20/2018

The welfare state has impaired immigrants' success in integrating into and contributing to the Swedish economy.

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No, We Haven’t Drained the Earth’s Resources

The Environment

Blog08/01/2018

Thanks to markets, living standards continue to go up globally, although many predicted that the earth was going to run out of resources decades ago. 

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