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Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent

How to prevent the young and poor from succeeding

JULY 30, 2014 by ISAAC M. MOREHOUSE

We can keep dynamic, low-cost young workers from outcompeting us in the marketplace, but only if we work together.

Back in Iraq?

Foreign policy déja vù all over again

JULY 28, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Nation-building didn't work the last time the United States invaded Iraq and it won't work now.

Walking the Red-Light District

How Germany fought human trafficking by empowering sex workers

JULY 22, 2014 by CATHY REISENWITZ

Criminalizing prostitution simply doesn't help anyone involved--especially those vulnerable to trafficking.

When the Lamps Went Out

The Great War and the death of liberal England

JULY 21, 2014 by ALASTAIR PAYNTER

Before World War I, the average Englishman had little regular contact with the State; afterward, there was little the State did not touch.

Life Insurance: Seceding from the System?

This forgotten savings vehicle could be a substitute for the status quo

JULY 15, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

A boring old financial instrument offers a way to avoid overreliance on the banking system or Social Security.

Walter Williams at FEE

JULY 14, 2014 by WALTER WILLIAMS

The only moral system is one that protects individuals from coercion by other individuals. FEE has been dedicated to this fundamental truth since its founding.

The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

Those who get hitched are more likely to get rich

JULY 08, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

While married people tend to be wealthier than singles, decades of State intervention help divorce ruin people financially.

When Zero’s Too High

Time preference versus central bankers

JULY 07, 2014 by DOUGLAS FRENCH

The European Central Bank is trying to force a negative value upon time itself.

Food Deserts or Just Deserts?

The regulatory consequences of the farm bill and other interventions

JULY 02, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

If you want to change people's eating habits, look first to the federal interventions that distort the food market.

Do Cities Cause Their Own Sprawl?

Public schools are helping to shape and segregate our cities

JUNE 30, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

High taxes and lousy schools often leave families little choice but to head into the sprawl surrounding the cities they'd prefer to call home.

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The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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