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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog10 hours ago

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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4 New Reasons to Fear a Universal Basic Income

PovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog06/20/2019

Beyond the usual arguments about incentives and taxes, a Universal Basic Income is a dangerous policy that supercharges the state and threatens to heighten tensions between different groups in society.

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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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There Is No Neutral Tax: Lessons from the the Amazon HQ2 "Subsidy"

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2019

The tax-incentive deal Amazon had with New York was not a "subsidy" — in fact, Amazon pays enormous amounts of net taxes.

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Elizabeth Warren Shows Us Why Government Must Get Out of the Student Loan Business

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/22/2019

Under Warren's plan for higher education, Warren won’t make you go to college — but she’ll make you pay for it.

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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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French Incomes Place Below Some of America's Poorest States — And the Protesters Know It

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/15/2019

France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.

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Hazlitt Predicted Economics in Two Lessons

Book ReviewsTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/15/2019

In the words of Henry Hazlitt, "ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors."

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In the US, Rich States Spend Less on Welfare

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.

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