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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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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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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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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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Ford Serves Limited-Mobility Patients, Lifts Burden on Taxpayers

– April 25, 2018

A partnership between Ford and Detroit-centered Beaumont Health provides a novel example of how to provide mobility for the disadvantaged without public management.

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5 Myths about the Great Depression and New Deal

– April 24, 2018

Historians commonly contend that the New Deal was pivotal in beating the Great Depression and protecting the American middle class. But how significant was it, actually?

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Americans ‘Bowling Alone’ a Warning for Civil Society

– April 22, 2018

Bowling Alone, despite flaws here and there, is still relevant as a tool to explore phenomena such as the opioid epidemic and the social decay prevalent in the African-American community.

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