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Why Politicians so Often Fail to Protect the Property Rights of the Poor

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoverty


Throughout US history, government agents have often discarded "pure" property rights in favor of "development." 

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Trump's Tariffs, Fannie's Funding: How High Can Rents Climb?

PovertyU.S. History

Renters can't keep paying higher and higher rents, as nearly half of all renter households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

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Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth

Global EconomyPoverty

We are living in a time when actual poverty reduction is ignored to focus on interventionist messages about "inequality."

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Why California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate

PovertyTaxes and Spending

Earlier this week, the 'LA Times' reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

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Private Sponsorship of Immigrants Is a Viable Alternative

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Private sponsorship regimes sidestep the public welfare issue by attaching liability to specific people rather than the state as a whole.

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Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Corporate WelfarePovertyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Fear of a corporate takeover of our lives is based on an incorrect conflation of political and economic power.

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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.

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London Caves to the Black-Cab Monopolists — Blocks Uber

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

London's new ban on Uber removes Londoners’ freedom of choice — and makes them poorer.

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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?


Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.

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Why Natural Disasters Are Worse For Poor Countries

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyPoverty

Wealth-building and capital are the most important factors in weathering natural disasters — whether caused by global warming or not.

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