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Europe's War on Tobacco

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Europe's tobacco bans have managed to destroy businesses without actually getting people to stop smoking.

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The European Miracle

Free MarketsLegal SystemWorld History


It was in Europe — and above all, America — that human beings first achieved per capita economic growth over a long period of time.

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Auburn Feature on Wall Street Journal

EducationFree MarketsU.S. Economy


Auburn, Alabama, is featured on the front cover of today's Wall Street Journal. I was interviewed extensively for the story, but was not mentioned. The story is about the relationship between the state university and increased manufacturing jobs.

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The Good News They're Not Telling You

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsEntrepreneurship


We are told that robots will take our jobs. However, material liberation has allowed us to live more fulfilling lives than before.

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Will Europe's Labor Laws Kill the Gig Economy?

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange


Independent contractors such as Uber drivers may be legislated out of existence by European politicians.

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The Petroleum Industry Saved the Whales

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsGlobal Economy


Whales were rapidly on their way to extinction until the petroleum industry undermined the whaling industry.

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Planet Earth and the Tyranny of Mother Nature

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture


Only peaceful social cooperation enables us to take advantage of the best parts of human life and escape the tyranny of biological competition.

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Trump Turns Down the TPP

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

In his plan for his first day in office, Donald Trump announced that he is ready to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he called a “disaster”. Is Trump’s decision a definite step toward free trade? Not yet.

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Prohibition and the Socialist Ideal

Free MarketsLegal System


The idea of government as a paternal authority, as a guardian for everybody, is the idea of those who favor socialism.

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