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With Cuba Policy, Trump Strikes Another Blow Against Economic Freedom

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog06/16/2017
As with all US-imposed trade restrictions, efforts to restrict trade with Cuba involves destroying the property rights of Americans.

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Terry McAuliffe's Fuzzy Math on Gun Homicides

HealthLegal System

Blog06/15/2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe likes to use made-up numbers about "gun violence."

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What If Taxpayers Could Choose if Taxes Went to the State Level or Federal Level?

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog06/15/2017
Tax returns should contain a check-off box where taxpayers can decide to send their taxes to state and local levels instead of Washington, DC.

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Four Reasons Why College Degrees Are Becoming Useless

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2017
If education and career skills are what you want, a college or university may be a waste of your time and money.

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June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

The Fed

06/14/2017FedWatch
The FOMC concluded their June policy meeting today and announced, among other things, their interest rate decision: another .25% rate hike.

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The US Taxpayers Have Spent Enough on the War in Afghanistan

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/13/2017
A crony-capitalist, semi-privatized war in Afghanistan, may be cheaper — but it's still an unwarranted occupation financed by taxpayers.

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Mobility and Nobility

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog06/13/2017
In this review of two new books on social class, Theordore Dalrymple examines some of the realities that frustrate the efforts of the egalitarians.

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Mises-Influenced MP Becomes Brexit Minister

Money and Banking

Blog06/13/2017
Hopefully Steve Baker will prove to be a great asset for the UK in its divorce from Jean-Claude Juncker and the bureaucracy in Brussels.

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The Myth of Infrastructure Spending

Taxes and SpendingSubjectivism

Blog06/13/2017
Almost everyone agrees that infrastructure spending is always a slam dunk for the economy. Unfortunately, they're often wrong.

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