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Venezuela Before Chavez: A Prelude to Socialist Failure

Global EconomyPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
The roots of Venezuela's failed regime can be found even before Hugo Chávez took office.

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One-Third of Americans Are on Government Healthcare

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/04/2017
Let's hope the "repeal" of Obamacare doesn't make anyone mistake the American healthcare system for anything that's "free-market."

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How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryPricesPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
In many places, rent growth means more housing is badly needed. Unfortunately, local governments are working hard to limit the supply of housing.

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Only Trump Has Been Honest About This One Issue

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog05/04/2017
"Serious People" called Trump's comments on the debt "stupid," "ridiculous," and "insane," but he was entirely correct.

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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.

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FOMC Keeps Rates Steady

The Fed

05/03/2017FedWatch
Today's FOMC meeting announcement has the Fed keeping rates unchanged and dismissing a weak Q1 GDP number as merely "transitory."

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How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
The idea of liberty is and has always been peculiar to the West.

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The Fed Will Likely Chicken Out on Planned Rate Hikes

Blog05/02/2017
Either the boom goes on, and interest rates continue to remain at very low levels. Or interest rates move back to normal, and the boom turns into bust.

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How States Can End the Fed’s War on Fishing

The EnvironmentStrategyU.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2017
Whether it's fishing or the Fed, the answer isn’t trying win over Washington – it is fighting it.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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