Labor and Wages

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The Chinese Exclusion Act Was An Assault on Private Property

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog10/14/2017
Many private employers were contracting with Chinese workers to move to California and work. And then Congress outlawed the contracts.

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Union Dues and the "Free Rider" Problem

Labor and Wages

Blog10/06/2017
Workers don't "free ride" on labor union services. In fact, many workers suffer harm from them.

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Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog10/03/2017
In the 70s, we were told to panic about population growth. Now we're told to panic about population decline. But is it really a problem?

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London Caves to the Black-Cab Monopolists — Blocks Uber

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog09/28/2017
London's new ban on Uber removes Londoners’ freedom of choice — and makes them poorer.

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The Week in Review: September 9, 2017

The FedLabor and WagesTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/07/2017
It is during times of crisis like this, when government feels the greatest need to control, that sound economics is most needed.

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Slow Wage Growth Could Be Thanks to ‘Sticky Wages’

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog09/07/2017
Wages can be "sticky" even in the absence of government. But the biggest problems with wage rigidity are often the result of government intervention.

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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog08/17/2017
The market’s informal, spontaneous cooperation for mutual benefit has been replaced by a statist mindset.

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Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Labor and WagesBusiness Cycles

Blog08/11/2017
Fixing unemployment without addressing the issue of real savings cannot increase the pace of economic growth.

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