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The Failure of the Welfare State: The Case of Argentina and Brazil

Global Economy

Blog09/26/2019

The crisis-ridden welfare states of South America show us that the fabled "third way" to economic prosperity is not quite the cure-all we're told it is.

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Technological Innovation Is Nothing to Fear

Free MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/21/2019

Robots are not fundamentally different from other labor-saving innovations, and there's no reason to believe increased innovation will lead to mass unemployment or mass poverty.

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The Student Debt Conundrum

Education

Blog04/20/2019

Given the loose standards and high default rates that plague the student loan machine, the federal government might as well just be handing out credit cards so everyone can buy more stuff with subsidized loans.

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The Way Markets Allocate Goods Is Truly Amazing

Free Markets

Blog03/27/2018

Market prices will continually be gravitating towards prices where all willing buyers can find willing sellers and all willing sellers can find willing buyers.

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The Medical Marijuana Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog06/08/2017
Some freedom is better than no freedom, but the lengths to which governments will go to regulate legal marijuana is amazing.
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The Right to Discriminate Is a Basic Property Right

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog03/24/2017
The right to discriminate in how one uses one's property is not a religious issue. It's nothing more than a basic issue of property rights.
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