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How to Cure Poverty

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Henry Hazlitt explains why President Johnson's "War on Poverty" will fail, and how the market — not government — is the path to prosperity.

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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.

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The Christian Ethics Behind the Pilgrims' Rejection of Communism

SocialismU.S. Economy

The Pilgrims' original communal property arrangements were foisted upon them by their colonial sponsors.

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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.

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The Swamp Wins: Trump Nominates Powell to Replace Yellen

The FedU.S. Economy

In the end Donald Trump gets what he wanted, a “low interest rate person” who also happens to be a “Republican.”

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In Fed We Trust

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

At this point, does anyone believe the Fed is willing to do anything that might really spook markets?

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These Feminist Economists Are Right about GDP

The FedU.S. Economy

GDP ignores household production such as childcare and housework. And that's just one of many problems.

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The Neoconservatives Have Declared War on the Realists

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Interventionist foreign policy is facing some challenges from foreign-policy realists. Naturally, neoconservatives are very upset about it.

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The Week in Review: September 9, 2017

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

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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Want to Grow the Economy? Stop Listening to Clueless Economists

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Not only are economists incapable of recognizing what economic growth is, they propose policies that are inimical to the progress necessary for growth.

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