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Free Trade: A Key to a Rising Standard of Living

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/06/2019

The right to trade with foreigners without government interference is a God-given fundamental human right, not morally subject to the whims of those who want trade wars to protect their own interests.

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Forget Guaranteed Income — Governments Should Stop Destroying Income First

Blog03/19/2019

Before having government "guarantee" income, we should probably stop it from destroying so many jobs through regulation, first. 

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Free Trade is Pro-Middle Class and Pro-Family

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/14/2019

The benefits of free trade extend far beyond mere monetary gain. Free trade builds community, makes family life more affordable, and reinforces the importance of peace.

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Fed Policy vs. ECB Policy: A Comparison

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The Fed and the ECB have taken two different paths since the 2008 crisis. Here's what you need to know.

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Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition

Blog01/28/2019

All economic and political systems involve competition over scarce resources. So it's wrong to say competition is the distinguishing characteristic of capitalism.

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France's Protests: Why It's Different This Time

Blog01/24/2019

The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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