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The surprisingly robust growth in the US economy in 2014 may have been due to the late 2013 decision by Congress to cease extensions of unemployment benefits. When the federal government stopped sending checks to people who remained unemployed, more of them found work.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
A Christmas Carol Does Not Support a Welfare State
DECEMBER 24, 2013 by DANIEL OLIVER
A Christmas Carol remains a compelling story. But where it looks for salvation might surprise those who assume Dickens set out simply to indict business.
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Say what you want about the welfare State, but you can't say we weren't warned.
Who is the true liberal?
AUGUST 10, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
If the alternative we face is between grappling with market forces and trusting a ruling elite, anyone concerned with autonomy and equality should choose the market.
Rigging the policy debate.
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The politicians and bureaucrats have made a royal mess of things--and genuine liberals are faulted for not being able to clean it up tidily with the wave of a hand.
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Government's Conflicted Approach to Volunteerism
AUGUST 10, 2009 by JAMES L. PAYNE
Everyone agrees that a healthy America needs citizens who play a direct role in helping in their communities. However, when we look closely at what it takes to promote citizen involvement, we discover that politicians are straddling a divide.