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Does Government Spending Help the Economy?
The evidence says bigger isn't better

We have strong reasons to think that less is more when it comes to government spending.

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Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Sales Plummet
To "protect" authors, the government has driven off readers

A combination of price controls and minimum wages has devastated the Israeli book market.

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Earth Day: 22 Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate
Reasoned agnosticism is a welcome antidote to hysteria

Those with a reasoned agnosticism about climate change will find themselves in debate with the Climate Orthodoxy. No one should sally forth into this hostile territory without reason and reflection.

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Anthem and the Meaning of the Light Bulb Ban
Humanity hangs the light bulb

If there is something that we like, that makes our lives lovely -- something as simple as a light bulb -- you can bet it is being targeted for destruction.

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Dentist Attacked for Charging Too Little
In Arkansas, it's illegal for orthodontists to clean teeth

Crony licensing boards are driving up the cost of dental care by banning licensed specialists from doing dental work.

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Krugman: Social Security Is "Where Government Excels"
Progressives want to make a bloated and bankrupt system even worse

If Social Security is a government success, what does failure look like?

Freeman Article

The Incoherence of the Mixed Economy
Collectivism is at least coherent and consistent

One thing the free market and collectivism have in common is logical coherence. But what does this mean for the mixed economy?

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Predatory Boards and Workers without Rights
Current labor law imposes unwanted representation on an unwilling membership

Throughout the United States, workers are trying to escape labor unions, but the federal government denies them any right of exit.

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What LeBron Can Teach You about Economics
Econ is everywhere — why can't it be popular?

In Popular Economics, readers learn the economic way of thinking through sports, culture, and Downton Abbey.

Freeman Article

Razing the Bar
The bar exam protects a cartel of lawyers, not their clients

The burden of the bar exam falls disproportionately on low-income earners and ethnic minorities who lack the ability to pay for law school or to assume heavy debts to earn a law degree.

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