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Giant, Expensive Rail Projects Tank Transit Ridership Anything Peaceful
Giant Rail Projects Cost Billions and Tank Transit Ridership

Across the country, rail projects are late, over-budget, and under-used — and cuts to buses that people actually use are paying for it.

What "Free" College Can't Fix Anything Peaceful
What "Free" College Can't Fix

Barely a third of college enrollees emerge from the system with both a degree and a job that needs one.

The Taxman Is the NFL's MVP Anything Peaceful
You're Paying for the Playoffs, Whether You Watch or Not

The Cardinals, Broncos, Panthers, Patriots, and dozens of other pro sports teams got billions from taxpayers for lavish new stadiums.

No Heroes in the West: Fire, Feds, and Freeloaders Anything Peaceful
No Heroes in the West: Fire, Feds, and Freeloaders

Here's what is really going on with the "militia" ranchers in Oregon.

Hiding the High Price of College Sports Anything Peaceful
Hiding the High Price of College Sports

Loans, lack of competition, and an opaque budget process help protect costly sports programs at the expense of students and taxpayers.

Student Loan Subsidies Cause Almost All of the Increase in Tuition Anything Peaceful
Student Loan Subsidies Cause Almost All of the Increase in Tuition

So much of the subsidy is translated into higher tuition that enrollment doesn’t even increase — only student debt does!

"Affordable Care": Higher Premiums, Higher Deductibles, Worse Healthcare Anything Peaceful
"Affordable Care": Higher Premiums, Higher Deductibles, Worse Healthcare

The "affordable" plans make consumers pay higher premiums and more out of pocket costs. 

7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse Anything Peaceful
7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse

The feds have made college more expensive, lower quality, less competitive, and more unequal. 

Government Is Why the Rent Is Too Damn High Anything Peaceful
Government Is Why the Rent Is Too Damn High

Subsidies, rent control, zoning, and land-use regulations are ruining American cities.

No, the GI Bill Does Not Prove "Free" College Is a Good Deal Anything Peaceful
No, the GI Bill Does Not Prove "Free" College Is a Good Deal

The evidence shows 80% of veterans who got benefits would have gone to university anyway, and the subsidies mostly went to the upper classes

Football Is Great (Just Not for the Economy) Anything Peaceful
Football Is Great (Just Not for the Economy)

Pro sports have no positive impact on a city's economy and can actually harm residents' incomes. 

Government Spent $30 Billion on Digital Health Records. Doctors Are Still Faxing. Anything Peaceful
Why Doctors Are Still Faxing

The government's digital health records plan created an electronic Tower of Babel.

A Third of Obamacare Co-Ops Shut Down Anything Peaceful
A Third of Obamacare Co-Ops Shut Down

The latest Affordable Care Act failure throws hundreds of thousands people out of their insurance coverage. 

Bernie Sanders's Plan to Fix College Is Worse than Nothing Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders's Plan to Fix College Is Worse than Nothing

Proponents of free tuition never bother to explore why college is so expensive in the first place.  

The Law (3) Books
The Law

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same. 

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality Anything Peaceful
Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

Federal student aid makes education more costly and makes the distribution of income more unequal. 

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says Anything Peaceful
The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red Anything Peaceful
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red
The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.
Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong. Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong.

The socialist senator says the middle class is a wreck that needs his help to survive. Don't believe it. 

Religious Charities, Gay Marriage, and Adoption: A Case for Pluralism Anything Peaceful
Religious Charities, Gay Marriage, and Adoption: A Case for Pluralism
Shutting down religious adoption agencies won't help kids. 
The Ex-Im Bank Is Dead. (But Watch Out for Subsidy-Zombie.) Anything Peaceful
The Ex-Im Bank Is Dead. (But Watch Out for Subsidy-Zombie.)

The second rule of Zombieland is always double tap. The same goes for seemingly unkillable government programs.

Generous with Someone Else’s Money The Freeman
Generous with Someone Else’s Money

Until people understand that Uncle Sam shouldn’t be a year-round Santa Claus, public officials will continue to act like Delia Curry and Arne Duncan.

Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword Anything Peaceful
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword
Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.
“SCOTUScare”: Supreme Court Guts Obamacare to Uphold Subsidies Anything Peaceful
“SCOTUScare”: Supreme Court Guts Obamacare to Uphold Subsidies
The Obama administration won, but the Affordable Care Act (and the rule of law) lost. 
Ten Years After Kelo v. New London Anything Peaceful
Ten Years After Kelo v. New London
The ruling gutted property rights and undermined the Constitution.

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