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Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog14 min ago

Tariffs inflict harm on real people, empowering bureaucracy and the state, while destroying the rights of real-world entrepreneurs and consumers. Yet, some people claiming to support free markets are perfectly fine with this.

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3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked

Blog05/18/2019

Even the more "subtle" or "nuanced" arguments for tariffs smack of the same old mercantilist arguments that have been refuted by economists going back to Adam Smith.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

Money and Banks

Blog05/18/2019

Central banks' efforts to artificially stabilize interest rates encourages greater risk-taking by banks, and contributes to instability in the banking sector.

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The Regulatory-Industrial Complex

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
In every administration, the tools of inflation, borrowing, taxation, and regulation are used to transfer wealth from the people to the government.
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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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Do We Really Have a Decade Left to Solve Climate Change?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/17/2019

The scare tactics from Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez​ is yet another example demonstrating the farce of the climate change policy debate. 

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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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