Poverty

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3 Problems with How the Media Looks at Inequality

Poverty

Blog10/29/2018

The public debate of inequality is a muddle of bad assumptions and a disregard for how global poverty has plummeted — thanks to markets — in recent decades.

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The Buffoons at Oxfam Believe it's Better to be Poor in Afghanistan than Singapore

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog10/12/2018

The last thing the left wants is for people to understand that poor nations only become rich nations with free markets and small government.

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The Cure for Homelessness

Poverty

Blog09/15/2018

Two root causes of homelessness — zoning and minimum-wage laws — are warmly and enthusiastically embraced by both the left and the right and ardently opposed by libertarians.

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Government Counterfeiting — Not Capitalism — Squeezes Family Budgets

Money and BanksPovertyMoney and Banking

Blog08/23/2018

In a world of rampant central bank intervention and endless government regulation, some are still claiming we live in a world of "hypercapitalism."

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Governments Have Destroyed Housing Affordability in Many Places — But Some Refuges Remain

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog08/10/2018

Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog07/18/2018

The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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Is Norway a Role Model for "Democratic Socialism"?

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog07/14/2018

If Scandinavian countries are socialist, then so is the United States.

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Charles Krauthammer: Intellectual for the Ruling Class

PovertyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2018

From gun control, to war, and to the New Deal: Charles Krauthammer took the pro-government, interventionist line. 

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The UN's Absurd Measure of US Poverty

Poverty

Blog06/26/2018

The UN relies on a "relative poverty" rate that tells us very little about actual poverty — and also just happens to make the US look bad.

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