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Occupational Licensing — An Unnecessary Evil

Blog05/04/2019

The number of jobs that require an occupational license now covers 30% of the US workforce, up from 5% in 1950.

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Economic Models vs. The Real World

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/04/2019

Economic theory must have only one purpose — to explain economic activity. However, statistical methods are of no help in this regard.

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Forget "States' Rights" — States Are Too Big, Too

Blog05/03/2019

The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.

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Sorry! I Can’t Relax About Socialism

Media and CultureSocialismThe Police State

Blog05/03/2019

Socialism, democratic or otherwise, rides on the back of force and violence. When they drop the veil, its a government agent pointing a gun.

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Stiglitz: Enemy of the Free Market

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsStrategy

Blog05/03/2019

Joseph Stiglitz has written a new book that calls for massive state control over the economy.

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Nationalism, Socialism, and Violent Revolution

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/02/2019

Marx said that what he wanted was to create a one-world state. And that was Lenin’s idea too.

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The Pentagon Doesn't Want to Report on Its Failed War in Afghanistan

05/02/2019Power & Market

Governments hate accountability, and they hate reporting on their own failed programs, like the war in Afghanistan.

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Freedom or Government Control — There Is No True "Third Way"

Blog05/02/2019

Government interventions in the marketplace crate side effects which distort markets and impoverish consumers. The government must then step in the "correct" the problems with even more intervention.

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