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Janet Yellen on Workforce Development

The Fed

4 hours agoFedWatch
Yellen sees challenges to be solved in the labor market, but completely misses the Fed and government's hand in the problems.

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Colonel House and Woodrow Wilson: Paving the Way for War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog6 hours ago
The alliance between Colonel Edward Mandell House and Woodrow Wilson would prove to to be momentous indeed.

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Mises on Nationalism, the Right of Self-Determination, and the Problem of Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog19 hours ago
Mises did not see immigration in terms of pure economics, but assessed it from the viewpoint of a classical liberal regime of private property.

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The Problem with Paid Parental Leave

Big GovernmentValue and Exchange

Blog19 hours ago
Once again, good-intentioned policies that ignore the laws of economics only hurt those who they were originally intended to help.

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Raiders Move to Vegas Gives Tax Payers Reason to Boo, Players Reason to Cheer

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/28/2017
The NFL is coming to Vegas. This means higher hotel taxes for tourists, but lower tax rates for players.

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How the Left Learned to Love States' Rights

Political Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights.

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The Government Spies on All of Us — So Why Not Spy on Trump?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Unfortunately, Trump is unlikely to draw the right conclusions from the controversy over the wiretapping of his campaign.

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Ludwig von Mises and Trash TV

Media and Culture

Blog03/27/2017
Capitalism cannot give consumers taste, but it does give them choice.

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Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Bannon's notion that the GOP conference is full of ideologues, much less libertarian ideologues, is just flat false.

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Why Angela Merkel Hates Tax Competition

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Europhiles like Angela Merkel are panicking over the idea that the UK and the US might reduce taxes and provide tax havens outside the EU.

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