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My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment

Global trade made my little flat a place of international treasures

OCTOBER 22, 2014 by JOSEPH S. DIEDRICH

My apartment has only one window, but I feel like I can see the whole world. Every treasure I own is a window to a place I've never been and to people I've never met.

Should Government Have the Power to Quarantine?

The State has a low threshold for risk

OCTOBER 21, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Institutions that are part of the social order keep diseased people from wandering around and infecting others.

Layaway: Live after Death

Government intervention resurrects long-dead retail practices

OCTOBER 15, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

The return of '80s retail practices is likely the result of credit market meddling.

“Outsourcing” Makes Us Richer

OCTOBER 14, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

The Million Jobs Project wants you to believe that "outsourcing" makes us poorer. It's wrong.

Hayek’s “Rejuvenating Event”

How the Austrian economist’s Nobel Prize changed the world

OCTOBER 09, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

Despite everything wrong with the Nobel Prize in Economics, it brought F.A. Hayek's work back to life.

Entrepreneurs Make Science Work

Getting breakthroughs out of the laboratory

OCTOBER 08, 2014 by MATTHEW MCCAFFREY

The market system reveals the ultimate value of an invention, not its scientific significance as such.

Bitcoin: Currency of Currencies

Might fiat currency one day be denominated in bitcoin?

OCTOBER 07, 2014 by STEVE PATTERSON

Bitcoin could represent the beginning of a new financial world built on a solid, digital, noninflationary foundation.

Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution?

The backlash against the sharing economy has begun

OCTOBER 06, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The opponents of markets just can't reconcile themselves to embracing the very thing they have supposedly advocated for generations: popular empowerment.

SWAT’s Military Tactics Put Cops at Risk

OCTOBER 01, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

The overuse of SWAT is based on a false dilemma between keeping cops safe and turning them into an army.

Ayn Rand, the Movies, and the Idea of America

An Introduction to Ayn Rand's Textbook of Americanism

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 by LAURIE RICE

A little-known work by Ayn Rand is seeing new light. Laurie Rice reflects on Rand's "Textbook of Americanism," its philosophical contrasts, and the history that informed it for the Russian radical.

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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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