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‘The Mechanism’ Shows How the Corrupt Will Eat Their Own

– May 28, 2018

In setting the right incentives for criminals to want to cooperate with law enforcement—for selfish reasons—lies the success of Brazil’s crusade against corruption.

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How States Can Coordinate to Unclog America’s Roads

– May 23, 2018

The presence of a congestion-priced option will improve infrastructure region-wide. Making the tolled option easier to use will make for a better driving experience, even for those who don’t choose it.

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Hip-Hop’s Tradition of Opposing State Destruction

– May 14, 2018

Since its inception in the 1970s, hip-hop has used music to highlight issues such as the war on drugs, police brutality, poverty, and the treatment of minorities in the United States.

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I, Tonya, and the Malleability of Class

– May 10, 2018

It is a rare film for dealing directly with a topic that Americans talk about often but think about hardly any at all: class distinctions and the barriers they create to social and economic mobility.

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Vermont Honors Veteran Professionals with Occupational Licenses

– May 8, 2018

Under a new Vermont law, members of the military who earned a certification during their service won’t have to waste time getting recertified for civilian licensed jobs.

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California Cities: Bankruptcy or Pension Cuts?

– May 7, 2018

Californian cities such as San Bernardino, Stockton, and Vallejo have experienced bankruptcies over the past few years due to fast-rising pension costs.

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America Need Not Be the Incarceration Nation

– May 7, 2018

There are so many criminal laws in place, ranging from the silly to the outright absurd, that most Americans will become potential felons during their lives.

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Creative Destruction: The Proof Is in the Pudding

– May 3, 2018

More people than ever are enjoying both travel and accommodation thanks to Uber and Airbnb. It’s a mistake to think that the solution is to protect incumbent businesses from this creative disruption.

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E-Driver’s Licenses Enable Round-the-Clock Surveillance

– May 2, 2018

Taking a page out of Orwell’s 1984, the state of Delaware is testing a mobile driver’s license program that enables law enforcement to keep track of citizens at all times.

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The Scourge of Eminent Domain Seen on the Big Screen

– April 30, 2018

A little pink house that looks over the water in a Connecticut working-class neighborhood and a “not for sale” sign perfectly depict the courage of a woman who fought against all odds to keep her home, because city officials decided that a pharmaceutical firm should have her land.

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Bitcoin: One Cryptocurrency to Rule Them All?

– April 27, 2018

Bitcoin provides potential users with a genuinely decentralized, censorship-resistant, market alternative to the 20th-century model of central banking.

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Utah Once Again Shows the Way to Prosperity

– April 26, 2018

Rich States, Poor States continues to provide solid evidence that getting the government out of the economy is the best way to promote growth.

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