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What You Need to Know about the Great IP Dispute Between the US and China

– December 17, 2018

For China to crack down on its supposed violators of IP, import US law as its own, permit US courts to enforce it, and acquiesce to every other point demanded by the US, even if these impossibilities were possible, would end in making its economy less free, less productive, and more dangerous for free enterprise.

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The Glory of Manhattan

– December 16, 2018

Four million people, nearly all strangers to each other, are hurrying about to work and play, and doing so in ways that are remarkably orderly and productive — and all, of course, absent any overall design or direction.

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The Phenomenal Excellence of Bill Watrous

– December 15, 2018

His talent produced the music that became the soundtrack to my life. He never knew that. None of us know who we influence and how.

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Experts Say Amazon Has Its Eye on Acquiring Target

– December 13, 2018

The Whole Foods brand has grown and Amazon’s stock soared. More importantly, this takeover woke up retail giants such as Kroger, whose stock suffered a great hit following the purchase. So when experts alerted the world early in 2018 that Amazon was going to purchase Target as well, everyone paid attention.

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You Can Now Rent Your Wardrobe — Another Miracle of the Sharing Economy

– December 12, 2018

The sharing economy has made sharing our private property and time more than acceptable; it’s made it a glamorous occupation. As millennials transform side hustles into how they make a living, yet another aspect of our personal lives is becoming fair game: our closets.

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Why Buildings are Collapsing in Cuba

– December 12, 2018

To save lives by ensuring that large-scale, sophisticated repairs for dilapidated buildings are swiftly and efficiently undertaken, the Cuban government must free the market for capital goods.

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Free Enterprise Pushed Teen Pregnancy Rate to Record Low

– December 10, 2018

More effective than any government program would have been, the introduction of the internet, increased access to birth control, and the increased awareness that came from a popular TV show obviously helped generations of teens to make better decisions about their own lives.​​​​​​​

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Walmart’s Mental Health Clinic Is Responding to the Market’s Needs

– November 30, 2018

The market provides, even when nobody expects it to. That’s the lesson we’ve learned from Walmart, whose Texas mental health clinic is helping customers in need. 

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In The Fifth Risk, Author Michael Lewis Wants You to Appreciate Government

– November 30, 2018

The rose-colored tint on the glasses through Michael Lewis views government is vibrant and intense, but for libertarians who want to see real, practical, and attainable change in the near term, Lewis’ arguments are worth taking seriously.

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Uber Responds to the Market, Invests in Making Rides Wheelchair-Accessible

– November 28, 2018

Unlike public agencies, companies must adapt to make sure their consumers are happy. Otherwise, they go out of business.

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Officials Pour Bleach on Food for the Homeless “for Their Safety”

– November 24, 2018

Claiming to be looking after the homeless’ safety, health officials said the food, which is prepared by volunteers at their own homes, is not good enough for people living on the street. After all, home-cooked meals could expose the needy to food-borne illness.

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The Ugly Truth About Amazon’s HQ2 Beauty Contest

– November 20, 2018

Amazon’s highly coveted HQ2 is probably a good deal for company and cities alike, but for the rest of us, it’s just another frustrating example of what happens when big business and big government join hands.

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