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3 Good Things about "Price Gouging"

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog09/06/2017
When sellers can price goods freely, we are all better able to plan and conserve for future use of essential goods.

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How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

Taxes and SpendingCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/05/2017
Government agencies have helped to encourage urban and suburban development in flood plains and other disaster-prone areas.

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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.

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Bank of Mexico: Bread Today, Hunger Tomorrow

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

09/05/2017FedWatch
The Bank of Mexico's reported profits are a short-term windfall that comes at the price of higher debt levels.

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Why Government Cannot Be Run Like a Business

Blog09/04/2017
Even with a former CEO in charge, no government agency can be run like a business. Trump's business experience gives him little advantage Washington.

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The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog09/04/2017
CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.

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Does Government Spending Create More Economic Growth?

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2017
A cut in government outlays is great news for wealth generators and to the economy.

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Public Policy Always Costs Somebody Something

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/03/2017
When there are several false premises, the odds turn heavily against the likelihood of good policy.

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Dave Smith: Libertarians and the Culture Wars

Media and CultureStrategy

09/02/2017Audio/Video
Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the place of meaningful libertarian narrative in the face of America's ongoing culture wars.

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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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