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Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2019

One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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56. Conflicts of Interest in Health Policy: A Different Ball of Wax?

Health

01/14/2019Audio/Video
Anish Koka and Michel Accad reveal some uncomfortable truths about conflicts of interest in healthcare.
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A Quick History of Humanity and Income Distribution

Blog01/14/2019

If we all still lived like cavemen, we'd have hardly any inequality at all. But that's not exactly something to aspire to.

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Assessing Angela Merkel's Legacy

Blog01/14/2019

From unemployment, to immigration, to banking, many of Angela Merkel's policies have planted ticking time bombs in the German economy and in German politics.

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Real Tax Rates in the 60s Were Much Lower than Ocasio-Cortez Thinks

Blog01/12/2019

Marginal tax rates in the 1950s and 1960s don't reflect how much wealthy taxpayers actually paid in taxes. They paid far less than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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