Daniel J. Smith

djsmith@troy.edu

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Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage

APRIL 07, 2014 by DANIEL J. SMITH, ZAC THOMPSON

Frank Woolworth wound up benefiting millions of consumers and employees. Minimum-wage laws would have made it all impossible.

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Damage Control

Improper uses of disaster aid follow like day to night

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

Disasters leave more than just destruction in their wake. Corruption rises as States try to administer aid. Private organizations do a far better job.

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Lessons in Disaster Recovery

JUNE 10, 2013 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

In the wake of natural disasters, people on the ground are the best situated to make sure the recovery moves fast enough to take hold. The State should mainly get out of the way and remove regulatory barriers it created before.

CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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