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Rent Control Makes for Good Politics and Bad Economics

The EntrepreneurPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2017
Politicians see that rent control is an easy way to buy some votes from many voters. Sadly, the policy only ends up hurting renters in the long run.

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Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

Big GovernmentFree Markets

Blog04/09/2017
The government is the biggest fleecer of the middle class of all time.

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Jeff Bezos Got Rich By Giving His Customers What They Want

The EntrepreneurPricesValue and Exchange

Blog04/07/2017
Jeff Bezos is now rivaling Bill Gates for the richest man in the world title, but only after decades of making everybody else a little bit richer first.

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The Economist's Duty

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionismPolitical Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
A 4-part condensation of chapters from Human Action dealing with various forms of government interference with the free market.

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1917: How Woodrow Wilson Finally Got His War

Blog04/07/2017
On April 6 — a hundred years ago — the United States declared war on Germany.

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Nudges for Thee, But Not for Me

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog04/07/2017
To most observers, nudging sounds like clever management techniques. The power to nudge by the state, however, is an entirely different matter.

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A Libertarian Student's Plea

Political Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
Ralph Raico penned this anti-war article when a university student. It remains relevant today.

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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2017
Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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Two Common Objections to Unilateral Free Trade

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
Free trade is not an obstacle to either economic prosperity or military defense.

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The Myth of the Constitution

Legal System

Blog04/06/2017
Claims about the Constitution's "limited" power sound reassuring — except to those who have read the Constitution or the cases decided under it.

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