Wendy McElroy

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Ludd vs. Schumpeter

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.

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Crony Phony Drug War

The Feds attack FedEx on behalf of Big Pharma and expand the police state

AUGUST 12, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

A case against FedEx could mean better business for Big Pharma. It could also mean the end of one of the few slivers of privacy we have left.

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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.

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America’s Electronic Police State

Big Brother is not only watching, but gathering more power

MAY 21, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

America's surveillance State has always aimed at social and political control. But the NSA isn't the only story; it might not even be our biggest threat.

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A Teachers’ Union Speaks Power to Truth

Children suffer, but they aren’t the point

APRIL 23, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

When a California teachers' union leader gave a "candid" speech, he made it clear that quality education for children takes a back seat to unrelated political and social goals--as well as to the unions' own interests.

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 don't 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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