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Markets Can Give Us Both Greater Income Equality and Greater Economic Growth

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog07/15/2019

The modern norm is that economic growth causes measured income inequality to increase. But to  have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.

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Debunking Income-Inequality Research

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog07/13/2019

Most income inequality stats provide a cloudy and confusing picture of the real situation. Even worse, these stats are used to justify a wide variety of tax hikes and government interventions.

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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2019

Firearm sound suppressors are nothing like they are portrayed in Hollywood movies. Also, they are already heavily regulated by federal officials. Efforts to ban them are nothing more than political posturing.

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How Much of a Problem Is Hate Crime?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/09/2019

The vast majority of recorded hate crimes fall into a number of activities that normally fall under misdemeanor or even civil categories. The real and far-more-common threat continues to be regular ol' ordinary violent crime.

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Price Controls Make Life Miserable for New Yorkers

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/05/2019

After many decades of rent control and other regulations, New York politicians still can't seem to figure out why housing is so expensive.

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America's Libertarian Revolution

U.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

In the deepest sense, the American Revolution was a conscious majority revolution on behalf of libertarianism and against power.

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The American Revolution Was a Free-Trade Revolution

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

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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