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The American Revolution Was a Free-Trade Revolution

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.

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Trump's "Salute to America" Is a Salute to Government Employees

07/03/2019Power & Market

If Americans really wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Declaration, they'd demand a parade of smugglers, tax cheats, and secessionists.

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Lincoln and Trump: Two of a Kind?

Blog07/03/2019

Trump haters are concerned that Trump will "stain" the Lincoln Memorial with a speech on Independence Day. But Trump is extremely unlikely to ever match Lincoln's blood-soaked legacy. And that's a good thing.

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Non-Renewable Resources Never Really Run Out

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurship

Blog07/03/2019

Supply, demand, and prices affect human usage of natural resources in such a way that the most scarce and valued resources are economized and preserved. The practical effect is that valuable resources never really run out.

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“You’ll Be Dead in a Year!”—A Patient’s Journey Through the Healthcare System

Health

07/03/2019Audio/Video
What can we learn from the experience of a 90-year-old patient who is told point-blank, “You’ll be dead in a year!”—and who survives to tell the story?
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"Raise My Taxes" Really Just Means "Raise Others' Taxes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/03/2019

Now that they're already rich, the millionaires and billionaires who say "tax me more" are really just trying to become popular by imposing new, harsher rules of the game on everyone.

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American Policy Pushes Iran Toward Nuclear Weapons

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/02/2019

There is no evidence that Iran is likely to capitulate to American demands. The historical record demonstrates that great powers can inflict enormous punishment on their adversaries and yet the pain rarely causes target states to surrender.

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