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Week in Review: September 16, 2017

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2017
"Politicians who compromise and seek bipartisanship are the most dangerous among the entire crew in Washington."

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The Space Race Is Now "Privatized" — But You're Still Paying for It

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog09/13/2017
"Ultimately, this is going to be a huge public-private partnership," says Elon Musk, as he rakes in taxpayer money.

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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog09/12/2017
The latest argument in favor of conscription is that it's good for the economy. But, it's all just another central-planning scheme.

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What If Every Person Paid an Equal Share of the Military Budget?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2017
If military costs were spread out evenly, a family of four would be paying more than $9,000 per year.

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Congress Exploits Hurricane to Raise Debt Ceiling

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/11/2017
The Republicans aren't letting this crisis go to waste. They're using it to put American taxpayers deeper in debt.

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Mark Thornton: Trump's Deal With Dems Increases His Power over GOP

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/08/2017
Trump has successfully used the Democrats as leverage against a do-nothing GOP Congress.

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The Week in Review: September 9, 2017

The FedLabor and WagesTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/07/2017
It is during times of crisis like this, when government feels the greatest need to control, that sound economics is most needed.

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How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

Taxes and SpendingCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/05/2017
Government agencies have helped to encourage urban and suburban development in flood plains and other disaster-prone areas.

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Does Government Spending Create More Economic Growth?

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2017
A cut in government outlays is great news for wealth generators and to the economy.

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Public Policy Always Costs Somebody Something

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/03/2017
When there are several false premises, the odds turn heavily against the likelihood of good policy.

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