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When Low-Wage Workers Are Better than Robots

Big GovernmentFree MarketsStrategy

Automation is not always a sign of greater efficiency — especially when automation is the result of government interference in the marketplace.

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How Government Meddles in Your Easter Chocolate

Big Government

Thanks to protectionism, consumers in the West pay higher prices for chocolate — and African workers get lower wages.

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We're All Dictators Now

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Riszard Legutko contends that the democratic socialists have been far more successful at destroying freedom than the Soviet communists ever were.

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Danger: Federal Tax Revenue Growth Falls to 80-Month Low

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The last time federal receipts fell like this was in July 2008, shortly before the financial crisis.

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End Airline Protectionism: Allow Foreign Carriers on Domestic Routes

Thanks to federal bans on competition from foreign carriers, domestic airlines can get away with poorer service — at the expense of their customers.

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Trump Abandons Economic Reforms to Embrace War Spending

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Trump appears to be putting issues like Obamacare and tax cuts on the back burner so he can engage in endless war spending.

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United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

Monopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

If airlines had monopoly power like states do, they could abuse people a lot more and face far fewer consequences.

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The Economist's Duty

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionismPolitical Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
A 4-part condensation of chapters from Human Action dealing with various forms of government interference with the free market.

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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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If You Don't Like Immigration, You Should Love Free Trade

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

The more immigration is restricted, the more important and essential free trade becomes.

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