DrugWar

End the Drug War or Throw Good Money after Bad

– March 16, 2018

Sell drugs, get the death the penalty—just the latest policy proposal that politicians are desperately scurrying to in their futile attempt to win the Drug War. Simple economics of prohibition illustrates why this plan would be a disaster.

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nyfed

10 Years On: Too-Big-to-Fail Bailouts Failed Americans

– March 15, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis that triggered a global economic downturn, many Americans are still struggling to get back on their feet. It’s no surprise then that resentment against Wall Street bailouts continues unabashed.  

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EXIMUS

Export-Import Bank Nothing but a Trough for Cronies

– March 13, 2018

If Trump wants to make America great again, he can start by closing the Ex-Im Bank. America’s success was built by free-market capitalism, not government privilege.

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Guns

If Stricter Gun Control Works, What Happened to Baltimore?

– March 6, 2018

The violence in Baltimore has been so rampant that a fourth facility was built with $43.6 million in taxpayer money to hold the dead before autopsies could be performed.

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USCIS

E-Verify Not Worth the Price to Americans

– March 5, 2018

Instead of focusing on top-down measures to tackle the issue of immigration, policymakers should consider decentralized approaches that streamline the legal immigration process, thus making it more attractive to prospective immigrants.

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Kaynes

The Overheating Canard

– February 26, 2018

Over the last couple of weeks, a breathless chorus of Keynes adherents in the media have been sounding the alarm from the rooftops about economic “overheating.” 

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Dirty Money

Hate the Patent Game, Not Valeant

– February 21, 2018

The creators of Dirty Money have failed to interpret the significance of profits in an economic system. What in fact seems to be a case against capitalism, is actually a case against patent monopolies.

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fatca

FATCA Makes Tax Cattle of Americans, Tax Collectors of Foreigners

– February 16, 2018

Americans deserve to be treated like productive citizens, as opposed to tax cattle when they take their talents abroad.

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Amtrak

Amtrak’s Lethal Start to 2018 Compels New Route

– February 15, 2018

Ending the railroad’s long-distance routes would take trains off segments of rural railroad, saving lives. An Amtrak that behaves like a truly private railroad could focus on getting service in major corridors right, investing in improvements to do its job better, and improving overall maintenance to prevent close calls like the Maryland separation. Getting its year back on track will be a challenge, but there is hope for policy change that could make things a little better.

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President Donald Trump

Federalism Can Breathe Life into Infrastructure

– February 10, 2018

Federal grants and transfers are the techniques of choice used by socialist regulators in all federal countries, because in such countries it’s difficult to impose one-size-fits-all national schemes from the top down. Hence, federal spending power greases the wheels of reform by bribing the population and docile politicians and blackmailing and boxing in politicians skeptical of federal meddling.

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MarcoRubio

Delusions of Conservatives for Paid Family Leave

– February 8, 2018

As soon as the federal government gets into the business of general income security, such as paid family leave, the stage is set for an almost endless entitlement expansion. The proposal that Rubio and the IWF have come up with will open a Pandora’s Box of egalitarian add-ons.

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New Yorkers Pick Up the Tab for Construction Pensions

– February 7, 2018

Over the past 10 years, prevailing wages earned by New York public construction workers have almost doubled the rate of inflation. There is just one problem. Most of the increase didn’t go into their pockets.

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