Interventionism

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The Week in Review: May 28, 2016

Big GovernmentThe FedStrategyU.S. EconomyInterventionism

Blog05/27/2016
Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect on war, rather than celebrate it.

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How the Census Bureau Invented "Hispanics"

Media and CultureInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2016

We're daily bombarded by the media with stories about identity politics. Usually ignored is the government's role in shaping these views.

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The Early History of Regulated Health Care

HealthInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/24/2016

A brief history of how various state interventions have raised health care prices and lessened access.

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How to Make a Bl(UN)der Out of World Peace

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryInterventionism

Aside from bickering inside the U.N., "colossal mismanagement" of peacekeeping budgets and a "sclerotic personnel system" has been revealed.

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Overtime Regulations Disproportionately Harm Young People and Startups

InterventionismPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog05/22/2016

The ability to work long hours is one of the few advantages young people have in the work place.

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Spitznagel: Markets Just Reflect Whatever Central Planners Want Them To

Global EconomyInterventionismMoney and Banking

Blog05/17/2016

Since we are now experiencing unprecedented manipulation of markets, it only follows that we're risking an unprecedented collapse.

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Henry Hazlitt Responds to 10 Common Objections to Capitalism

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog05/13/2016

The number of faults that have been alleged against capitalism are without limit. Few have any merit.

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The Government’s War on Affordable Housing

U.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog05/12/2016

Small boarding houses once provided affordable housing for a large number of working-class Americans. They're mostly illegal now.

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The Moral Incoherence of Drug Prohibition

HealthLegal SystemInterventionism

Blog05/12/2016

The claim is made that drug use is immoral, so must therefore be illegal. Should we outlaw every other immoral activity also?

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James Champlin: An Early Advocate for Free Trade

BiographiesGlobal EconomyTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog05/11/2016

James Champlin, a 19th-century critic of protectionism, anticipated many of the free-trade insights of the Austrian school.

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