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SCOTUS Is Right on the Census Citizenship Question, But For the Wrong Reasons

06/27/2019Power & Market

As it is, today's SCOTUS ruling has implications for partisan politics. But it does little to rein in the census bureau or return the decennial census to its originally intended purposes.

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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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Japan's Lasting Stagnation Is Hidden Behind Government Statistics

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

Creative design of statistics cannot solve the persistent crisis. The core of the problem lies in a misguided economic policy that zombifies the Japanese economy and thus undermines prosperity.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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As Democrats Push a "Wealth Tax," Here's Why Other Countries Got Rid Of It

06/26/2019Power & Market

Expect a "wealth tax" to be a popular idea during the Democratic debates, but it's really a tax on the creation of new wealth.

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Harvard Economics is Changing

06/26/2019Power & Market

Economics at Harvard is changing for the worst.

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