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Should Taxes Fund Philosophy?
The cost of subsidizing state philosophy departments is hard to justify

Does philosophy really "teach students how to think," and is the opportunity cost worth it?

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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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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.

Freeman Article

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.

Freeman Article

The Crowding-Out Tipping Point
Increasing economic growth means shrinking government

Bigger government means slower economic growth. Has the United States reached the tipping point for economic decline?

Freeman Article

Does Government Spending Boost the Economy?
Stimulus boosters assume their conclusions

Don't trust empirical "proof" when the alleged evidence assumes as true the very issue under dispute.

Freeman Article

#35 – “Government Is an Inflation Fighter”

When you change the definition of "inflation," you change the responsibility for it.

Freeman Article

Balanced Budget Compact: An Interview with Nick Dranias
Only the states can rein in a debt-addicted Congress

FEE's director of programs, Richard Lorenc, got to sit down with Nick Dranias and talk about his work on national debt reform.

Freeman Article

Freedom and Whisky Go Together
Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yet

Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.

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