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New Report: Punishment Deters Illegal Immigrants

October 1, 2018 0

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that punishing illegal aliens for crossing the border dramatically reduces the risk of recidivism—they are less likely to try crossing the border . . .

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Report: Most Americans Skeptical of Trade’s Benefits

September 29, 2018 0

Most Americans Support Trade Theoretically, but Don’t See Practical Benefits New public opinion data from Pew Research finds that while Americans support global trade in principle, many are skeptical of its practical benefits—particularly regarding job . . .

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Dear Libertarians: Trade Deficits Matter

February 13, 2019 0

Steve Hanke recently set out to prove “why President Trump’s trade message and protectionist policies are rubbish” in a Forbes article. Instead, the Johns Hopkins University economist exposed himself as a word-mincing, logic-twisting sophist—just like every other intellectual . . .

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America as O-Ring

February 11, 2019 0

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. All seven astronauts were killed. Eyewitness Frank Mottek described the scene: Just then we both stood up and looked up at the shuttle making its way farther and . . .

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Dear Libertarians: Trade Deficits Matter

February 13, 2019 0

Steve Hanke recently set out to prove “why President Trump’s trade message and protectionist policies are rubbish” in a Forbes article. Instead, the Johns Hopkins University economist exposed himself as a word-mincing, logic-twisting sophist—just like every other intellectual . . .

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Political Iatrogenics: Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

November 10, 2018 1

…We wonder—and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro’ the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chase, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race . . .

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Dear Libertarians: IQ Matters

October 25, 2018 6

Afraid his son would steal his throne, Dionysius I, Tyrant of Syracuse, locked the boy away in a tower. Never leaving his prison, the boy learned about the world from his teachers and books. War, . . .

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Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work: an Allegory

October 16, 2018 5

The Baguette Shop, or an economic parable on asymmetrical competition You own an artisanal bakery that makes the best $2 baguettes in town—business is booming.  In fact, business is so good that a German bakery . . .

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