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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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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, . . .

black americans are the racial group most opposed to mass immigration
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Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans the Most

October 23, 2018 3

In the nineteenth century, savvy American bar-owners offered free lunches to attract noontime patrons.  The diners would inevitably get thirsty and buy expensive drinks—the expression “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” was born.  . . .

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Trump Will Be America’s Last Republican President

October 16, 2018 2

Competence doesn’t win elections: bribery does. This is the central lesson in The Dictator’s Handbook, a book which studies politics in terms of interpersonal relationships and incentive structures, as opposed to vague social trends and ideological dogma—and it’s . . .

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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 . . .

Analysis

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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