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The Economics and Politics of Zoning

Blog11/04/2019

The whole point of zoning is to limit freedom in the development of new housing options. As a result, housing is more expensive, and the consumers are more poorly served.

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The Feds Move Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage

Big GovernmentLabor and Wages

Blog08/09/2019

Those who suffer most from mandated wage hikes are low-skilled workers, disabled workers and part-time workers in the sector. And poorer regions suffer more than rich ones.

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The Dirty Secret about Gun Control in Latin America

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/06/2019

By just glancing at Latin America’s current gun policies, we see a region that is in desperate need of more pro-gun laws. Countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela offer lurid accounts of what happens when most of the population is effectively disarmed when facing real criminal threats.

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The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Blog05/28/2019

The welfare state is a key ingredient in sowing social mistrust and discord among diverse groups in Sweden.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Buying Local — Except When Government Tells You To

Blog04/17/2019

Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.

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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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The Green New Deal Continues the War on Meat

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

The Green New Deal blames cattle for creating too many greenhouse emissions. Presumably, the solution lies in allowing the federal government to dictate the number of cows allowed on farms and ranches. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen such a scheme.

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The Benefits of Brexit

Blog02/22/2019

The UK has plenty of opportunities to thrive outside of the EU’s jurisdiction.

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