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Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.
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Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

Blog09/26/2017
In the past, the NFL has happily politicized the sport in exchange for some money from the Pentagon. Now the strategy may end in a marketing disaster.
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Slow Wage Growth Could Be Thanks to ‘Sticky Wages’

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog09/07/2017
Wages can be "sticky" even in the absence of government. But the biggest problems with wage rigidity are often the result of government intervention.
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Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/31/2017
America’s best athletes have been forced to leave the US for treatment because of the Food and Drug Administration.
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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.
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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.
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Seattle's Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/25/2017
Early data showed the Seattle minimum wage experiment is hurting those its supposed to help. So, the city fudged the data.
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Space Cadets and Sex Changes: Our "Defense" Budget Is a Bad Joke

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/17/2017
Spending on the military is set to reach a new all-time high. This has a lot to do with politics, and almost nothing to do with defense.
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