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Admiration Does Not Mean Blind Devotion

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy


Maybe the best thing we can do then is to let ourselves be guided by Bastiat's saying: "The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."

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Brazil's Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

Corporate WelfareGlobal EconomyMedia and Culture


The Olympics is one big party for politically-connected millionaires and other "elites" at the expense of ordinary taxpayers.

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Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

Legal SystemMedia and CultureCalculation and Knowledge


The state at all levels is unable to legislate against intent despite its best efforts.

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What Pokémon Go Teaches Us About Capitalism

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureSubjectivism


Pokémon Go contains many elements of capitalism, even those which its critics most revile.

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The Pharma-Fed Doctor

HealthMedia and CultureTaxes and Spending


It is true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out by governments.

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Are Advertising "Bribes" Unethical?

Media and CulturePolitical TheoryPrivate Property


If the FTC really cared about the harmful effects of hidden sponsorships and fraudulent goods, it would spend all its time investigating government.

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The Week in Review: July 23, 2016

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory


As expected, this week's political convention failed to offer any real solutions to the problems we face.

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NBC's The Blacklist: Why Reddington Is Better than the State

Media and Culture


The Blacklist's Raymond Reddington illustrates how private-sector criminals are often better than the public-sector kind.

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FTC Cracks Down on Sponsored Content

Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and Culture


Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare.

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Wild Grumblers Appear: T-Mobile’s Pokémon Go Deal and Net Neutrality

Media and Culture


The grumblers say that T-Mobile's free data for Pokémon Go violates a net neutrality rule.

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