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A More Sane Alternative to Government Prisons

Legal System

Blog09/06/2019

A truly effective criminal justice system would be built on restitution, not imprisonment and punishment. Moreover, government-funded prisons have no incentive to rehabilitate prisons since they receive funding regardless of outcomes.

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The High Price of a "Free Lunch"

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/06/2019

Most everyone dislikes being taxed to pay for government. So governments turn to borrowing and printing money. But those methods aren't really any less costly than taxation.

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Democrats and Republicans Team Up to Send Federal Spending to New All-Time Highs

09/06/2019Power & Market

Spending has gone up relentlessly since Republicans gained control of both the White House in Congress in 2016. The Democratic takeover of the House has, not surprisingly, done nothing to stop the spending juggernaut.

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Inverted Yield Curves, Recessions, and You

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/05/2019

To understand what an inverted yield curve means, you must first understand what the yield curve is.

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Why Employer-Funded Health Plans Are Turning to Free Market Medicine

Health

09/05/2019Audio/Video
Jay Kempton shares insights from his recent efforts to turn employers away from the wasteful and corrupt health insurance benefit model.
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The "Public Goods" Excuse for Big Government

Blog09/05/2019

We can't just assume "public goods" like national defense benefit everyone. They come with real costs, and all the "services" that fall under the category of national defense are certainly not of equal use or benefit.

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Government Won't Save Us From "Woke" Corporations

Political Theory

Blog09/05/2019

The last thing we need is a government "solution" to corporate efforts to crush speech and dissenting opinions. Answers lie in the marketplace.

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