Poverty

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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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"Equality of Opportunity" Is Overrated

PovertyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/22/2018

While efforts to mandate "equality of outcome" are rightly derided, "equality of opportunity" is wrongly held up as essential. But even when we face unequal opportunities, the marketplace can still make us all better off.

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Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

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3 Problems with How the Media Looks at Inequality

Poverty

Blog10/29/2018

The public debate of inequality is a muddle of bad assumptions and a disregard for how global poverty has plummeted — thanks to markets — in recent decades.

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The Buffoons at Oxfam Believe it's Better to be Poor in Afghanistan than Singapore

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog10/12/2018

The last thing the left wants is for people to understand that poor nations only become rich nations with free markets and small government.

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The Cure for Homelessness

Poverty

Blog09/15/2018

Two root causes of homelessness — zoning and minimum-wage laws — are warmly and enthusiastically embraced by both the left and the right and ardently opposed by libertarians.

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Government Counterfeiting — Not Capitalism — Squeezes Family Budgets

Money and BanksPovertyMoney and Banking

Blog08/23/2018

In a world of rampant central bank intervention and endless government regulation, some are still claiming we live in a world of "hypercapitalism."

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Governments Have Destroyed Housing Affordability in Many Places — But Some Refuges Remain

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog08/10/2018

Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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