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Having a Government-Granted Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/06/2019

Companies with government-granted monopolies never have to worry about going out of business. And they can therefore behave badly without any consequences.

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The Great Leveling: A Note

Other Schools of Thought

02/05/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is possible to have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.
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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/05/2019

If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?

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61. The Ups and Downs of Drug Prices: An Economist’s View

Health

02/05/2019Audio/Video
Drug pricing seems to be an irrational and incomprehensible aspect of our economy. Healthcare economist Amitabh Chandra offers some clarity on the matter.
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Oregon Defies Logic with Statewide Rent Control

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/05/2019

Any time officials use “controls,” you know the policy is going to be a failure. Whether it is preceded by “price” or “rent,” this economically defiant measure produces destitution, deterioration, and destruction.

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Why There Should be More Elections, More Often

U.S. History

Blog02/04/2019

Politicians say they need longer terms in office so they can "do more" while in office. That by itself is an argument for shorter terms and more frequent elections.

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Jeremy Bentham: From Laissez-Faire to Statism

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

02/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Bentham began as a devoted Smithian, but over time he became more and more statist.
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