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When Low-Wage Workers Are Better than Robots

Big GovernmentFree MarketsStrategy

Blog04/18/2017
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

Blog04/14/2017
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

Blog04/13/2017
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

Blog04/13/2017
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

Blog04/11/2017
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

Blog04/11/2017
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

Blog04/11/2017
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

Blog04/07/2017
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

Blog04/06/2017
The more immigration is restricted, the more important and essential free trade becomes.

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