Interventionism

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Why the Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2019

Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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The "Green New Deal" Debunked (Part 1 of 2)

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog01/08/2019

A “Green New Deal” makes no sense on economic grounds, either in spirit or in letter.

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Cannabis Victories!

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/07/2018

There were three important victories related to cannabis, i.e., marijuana, legalization and only the most radical measure failed.

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War Abroad, War at Home

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog08/20/2018

Why do seemingly endless military conflicts persist, despite lacking any constituency beyond the DC beltway?

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The Government's War on Ladies Who Drive You Home from the Hospital

Interventionism

Blog07/21/2018

Yet again, the government regulators show us that their real motivation is not consumer protection.

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OPEC’s Dilemma

Global EconomyInterventionismPrices

Blog07/06/2018

The challenge from now on for OPEC and for oil producers is not to seek artificial price inflation, but to improve efficiency. 

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Trump's Two Biggest Trade Myths

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/23/2018

Government stats on trade deficits tell only a tiny bit of the real story. 

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The Dangers of Trump's G7 Trade Gamble

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/12/2018

Trump has exposed the hypocrisy of the "free trade" advocates in China and Europe. But by raising tariffs, Trump and other world leaders are inviting disaster. 

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