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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/02/2018

The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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The Real Cost of Medicare for All is in Lives, Not Dollars

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/02/2018

Instead of Medicare for All, the plan should be called “VA Care for All,” with the increase in preventable deaths that comes with it.

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Manufacturing's Death Has Been Exaggerated

U.S. Economy

Blog08/02/2018

While it is true that factory jobs have fallen by approximately seven million since 1979, manufacturing output has climbed more than one-fifth since 2006.

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Neil Peart's Bleeding Heart

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog08/01/2018

Far and Wide leaves us wondering if Peart applies the same demands for empirical proof to bleeding heart government policies.

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How and Why the State Destroys Society

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

08/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
Since the State thrives on what it expropriates, the general decline in production that it induces by its avarice foretells its own doom. Its source of income dries up. Thus, in pulling Society down it pulls itself down.
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Don't Conflate Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Financial Markets

Blog08/01/2018

The sooner we stop conflating “technology” with “coin,” the sooner we will have a better understanding of what is and is not sound money.

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 6: Aftermath

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/01/2018Audio/Video
In the North, the Union defeat at Bull Run changed everyone's perspective on the war. In the South, there were no celebrations for the costly victory.
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No, We Haven’t Drained the Earth’s Resources

The Environment

Blog08/01/2018

Thanks to markets, living standards continue to go up globally, although many predicted that the earth was going to run out of resources decades ago. 

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