Interventionism

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The Unrevolutionary Revolution

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

The state eventually gorges on every choice you have: from products in the market to the things you are able to dream about changing.

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The Economic Evil of Eugenics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/20/2017
Central planning implies eugenics, and eugenics in turn is a kind of central planning.

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Week in Review: February 18, 2017

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The Fed has elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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Healthcare Is Not Immune to the Laws of Economics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/09/2017
Proclaiming health care to be a "right" won't make new doctors, hospitals, drugs, and medical equipment fall from the sky — in just the right amounts.

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Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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How Governments Destroy Consumer Sovereignty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPrices

Blog02/07/2017
The entrepreneur's job is to shape his whole enterprise around consumer wants. Unfortunately, governments often get in the way.

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A New Front in the War on Payday Lenders

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

Blog02/03/2017
Google joins forces with government regulators to rob low-income people of one of their few choices for quick and easy loans.

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A Tariff with Mexico Will Ensure Americans Pay for Border Wall

U.S. EconomyInterventionismValue and Exchange

Blog01/26/2017
"Tariff," after all, is just a fancy word for "tax."

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Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog01/23/2017
To economists, free trade means absence of government interference with trade. To politicians, "free-trade" means a complex set of managed policies.

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Did The Free Market Kill Coal?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog01/20/2017
Leftists often blame "the free market" for the demise of the coal industry. "And good riddance," they say. But, markets had very little to do with it.

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