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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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Week in Review: April 8, 2017

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

Blog04/07/2017
After months of calling for more trade wars and drug wars, the Trump administration now wants a full-blown war in Syria.

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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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If You Don't Like Immigration, You Should Love Free Trade

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
The more immigration is restricted, the more important and essential free trade becomes.

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Trump's Economics

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/05/2017
Trump seems to be stuck in the 1980s when it comes to his obsession with sticking it to our "competitors" in Asia.

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April 1917: Woodrow Wilson Calls for War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/04/2017
100 years ago this week, Woodrow Wilson sought a declaration of war in order "to end all wars."

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California Senate Votes to Nullify Federal Immigration Law

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/04/2017
The California government's latest effort to stifle federal immigration efforts is not just a symbolic gesture.

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Why We Don't Need Macroeconomic Data in a Free Economy

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/03/2017
In a free economy, entrepreneurs don't need economy-wide data to make good business decisions. Macro data really only serves the needs of government.

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The Syrian People Should Decide For Themselves

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/03/2017
What gives any country the right to determine who rules someone else?

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3 Lessons Learned from Wisconsin's War on Foreign Butter

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/03/2017
Wisconsin's foreign-butter ban may seem like a small issue, but it illustrates the problems that arise when government limits trade in any way.

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