Poverty

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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog3 hours ago
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.

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Why Natural Disasters Are Worse For Poor Countries

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyPoverty

Blog09/14/2017
Wealth-building and capital are the most important factors in weathering natural disasters — whether caused by global warming or not.

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How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog08/17/2017
The market’s informal, spontaneous cooperation for mutual benefit has been replaced by a statist mindset.

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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.

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Will Our Grandchildren Work Only Four Hours Per Day?

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/21/2017
If capitalists have their way, we may be looking at a future of 20-hour work weeks while producing a higher standard of living.

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Wages and Subsistence

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/12/2017
Labor is appraised like a commodity not because the entrepreneurs are cruel but because they are subject to the supremacy of the pitiless consumers.

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Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps the Most Vulnerable

The EnvironmentPoverty

Blog06/08/2017
Higher energy costs mean less money for raising wages for workers, hiring new employees, purchasing more inventory, or investing in capital.

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Why Do Half-Measures Work for Markets, But Not for Socialism?

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog05/31/2017
Socialists tell us that socialism won't work unless it's total and pure. Fortunately, even partial and halfway pro-market reforms work quite well.

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We Don't Need to Create Jobs — We Need to Create Value

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog05/29/2017
Wages spring directly from, and are proportional to, the degree in which a job creates wealth by helping to satisfy an unmet need.

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The Trump Budget: Real Cuts vs. the Media Version of "Cuts"

PovertyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2017
The Trump budget proposes to increase spending on Medicaid by slightly less that what had been earlier proposed. In DC-speak, this is called a "cut."

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