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Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurThe Environment

02/03/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
When a community is hit by a disaster, how can it recover? The economics of mega-disaster poses some interesting questions for entrepreneurs.

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Is the Marketplace What's Really Killing Coal?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/03/2018
Coal Country usually blames government regulations for its decline, but consumers have been choosing other less-expensive products for a long time.

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A Worrisome Assessment of Economic Freedom in India

Blog02/03/2018
Indians are enormously successful when they emigrate to the United States. Yet Indians in India remain comparatively poor. Why the difference?

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Algorithms Are Fine — Until Governments Use Them Against Us

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog02/03/2018
We're now seeing the rise of new AI tech that will be used to justify more government intervention in our lives.

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The Political Economy of the Antifederalists

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/02/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Constitution, Antifedralists said, lacked sufficient mechanisms to prevent the new government from taxing, spending, and regulating without limit.
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Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

War and Foreign Policy

02/02/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the true costs of war.

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Trump's Solar Tariffs Are Bad, but so Are Solar Subsidies

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog02/02/2018
The U.S. firms that are the direct “losers” of the new solar tariffs have benefited for years from favorable tax treatment.

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Toxic Masculinity, 1920s-Style

Blog02/02/2018
The 20th-century prohibition movement and its related crusades were often driven by an early version of "toxic masculinity."

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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.

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Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism

Socialism

Blog02/01/2018
Socialism has never and nowhere been at first a working-class movement.

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