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61. The Ups and Downs of Drug Prices: An Economist’s View

Health

02/05/2019Audio/Video
Drug pricing seems to be an irrational and incomprehensible aspect of our economy. Healthcare economist Amitabh Chandra offers some clarity on the matter.
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Oregon Defies Logic with Statewide Rent Control

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/05/2019

Any time officials use “controls,” you know the policy is going to be a failure. Whether it is preceded by “price” or “rent,” this economically defiant measure produces destitution, deterioration, and destruction.

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Why There Should be More Elections, More Often

U.S. History

Blog02/04/2019

Politicians say they need longer terms in office so they can "do more" while in office. That by itself is an argument for shorter terms and more frequent elections.

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Jeremy Bentham: From Laissez-Faire to Statism

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

02/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Bentham began as a devoted Smithian, but over time he became more and more statist.
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6 Reasons to Keep the EU's Unanimity Policy on Taxes

Blog02/04/2019

So far, the EU has required that all states approve any tax increases in a unanimous vote. Unsurprisingly, the EU elites find this limitation very inconvenient.

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The Threat of a US Government Debt Trap

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog02/04/2019

It is challenging to see how governments can escape from their debt traps when interest rates rise above the levels currently forecasted.

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Why Austrian Economics Is More Reality-Based than the Neoclassical Approach

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/02/2019

A sober look at the assumptions underlying neoclassical analysis reveals that they are either not realistic or not applicable in economic analyses of the real world.

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