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Sending Money Home: Technology or Bureaucracy?

Remittances are helping poor people globally, but regulators loom

AUGUST 26, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

People in poor countries rely on money their relatives send from abroad; regulators are threatening new ways to make these transfers "safer" and "cheaper."

A Petition from the Booksellers

JULY 29, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

France's parliament must honor its history and ban Amazon for insisting on selling consumers what they want at prices they like.

Breathtaking Lawlessness

The Supreme Court has restrained the executive branch—for now

JULY 09, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

The Supreme Court just barely held back executive-branch overreach. But the instinct to acquire more power isn't going anywhere.

Finance for the People

Peer-to-peer finance is democratizing access to capital

JUNE 18, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

Technology is helping startups overcome financial barriers that would have scuttled new businesses just a few years back. Now it's the regulators who are in the way.

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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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