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The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog04/16/2017
Historically, minimum wage laws have done a lot to stifle employment among African-Americans. The trend continues today.

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Tax Day

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

04/14/2017Libertarian Forum 1969–1984
The first great lesson to learn about taxation is that taxation is simply robbery. No more and no less.

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Frédéric Bastiat Is Right (Again)

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2017
Tariffs never benefit a nation. They do, however, often increase government revenue at the expense of everyone else.

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Glorious Tax Season

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2017
Tax season is here. This is a time to celebrate. No, I mean it. But not because the State makes its claim on our hard-earned monies known.

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How Government Meddles in Your Easter Chocolate

Big Government

Blog04/14/2017
Thanks to protectionism, consumers in the West pay higher prices for chocolate — and African workers get lower wages.

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We're All Dictators Now

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
Riszard Legutko contends that the democratic socialists have been far more successful at destroying freedom than the Soviet communists ever were.

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Danger: Federal Tax Revenue Growth Falls to 80-Month Low

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
The last time federal receipts fell like this was in July 2008, shortly before the financial crisis.

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Danielle DiMartino Booth: Inside the Fed

The Fed

04/13/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Danielle DiMartino Booth talk about her years watching Ivy League PhDs make gross and fundamental errors in an almost comically cloistered environment.

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Dimon and Kashkari Clash on the Health of Banks

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

04/13/2017FedWatch
The Fed's Neel Kashkari and JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon recently sparred over the health of banks. How much loss can the banks absorb?

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Trump Betrays His Base On The Fed

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog04/13/2017
Trump has made it clear that he understands the Fed’s low-interest-rate policy has very real consequences beyond Wall Street.

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