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Breaking Bad: Can Regulation Be Fixed?

The problem of “regulatory capture” goes all the way down

OCTOBER 29, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Why would the feds enforce new rules when they ignore the existing ones?

How Far Can the P2P Revolution Go?

Will the sharing economy replace the State?

OCTOBER 28, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Peer-to-peer technologies introduce private competition in so-called public goods.

GDP Economics: Fat or Muscle?

GDP calculations say count your hookers and drugs, then skip the gym

OCTOBER 27, 2014 by DAVID J. HEBERT

Changing how productivity is measured does not increase productivity.

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.

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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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