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Will Trump Be Less of a Spendthrift than His Republican Predecessors?

Blog07/14/2017
The Trump White Houses's own estimates show federal spending will increase by nearly another trillion dollars over the next five years.

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The High Cost of "Free" College

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog07/14/2017
The State of Tennessee has created a new program to provide free college statewide. Remember, there is not such thing as a free lunch.

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McCaffrey and Dorobat on the Economics of Game of Thrones

Matthew McCaffrey and Carmen Elena Dorobăț, have written extensively on the economics of Game of Thrones.

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The Ancient Incas and the Collectivist State

SocialismWorld History

Blog07/12/2017
“The Inca state seems to have been one of the fullest incarnations of socialist ideals in human history.”

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What's Driving Global Populism?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/12/2017The Austrian
Judis’s mistakes about economics lead him to miss key aspects of the populist movement that culminated in Trump.

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Five Takeaways from the House's Yellen Hearing

The Fed

07/12/2017FedWatch
What you need to know from Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

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Bank of Canada Raises Rates for First Time in 7 Years

Money and Banking

07/12/2017FedWatch
It may be minor, but this week's rate hike should be just high enough so the Bank of Canada can cut them again when things start to get tough.

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Today Janet Yellen Explained (Yet Again) Why Interest Rates Should Stay Low

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/12/2017FedWatch
Today, Janet Yellen struck a dovish tone with Congress, saying that the Fed's target interest rate is not really that low after all.

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On Borrowed Time

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/11/2017FedWatch
Those of us who are hostile to central planning are doubly hostile to governmental interference in the price mechanism — the policies of QE and ZIRP.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.

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