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Sunday January 18th 2015


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Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

PAUL L. POIROT, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 9 It is not the right of property which is protected, but the right to property. Property, per se, has no rights; but the individual—the man—has three great rights, equally sacred from arbitrary interference: the right to his life, the right to his liberty, the right to his [...]

The Economy Needs More Planning–Central Planning, That Is

The Economy Needs More Planning–Central Planning, That Is

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 8 Thanksgiving is just one day each year.  But because we have so much to be thankful for, maybe it ought to be every day. G. K. Chesterton once said, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by [...]

Take Back the Word “Liberal”

Take Back the Word “Liberal”

JEFFREY A. TUCKER, THE FREEMAN For 2015, I would like to pick up an old campaign to take back the word “liberal” for the cause of human liberty. Or perhaps that’s too ambitious. Perhaps it is enough for each of us to do our part not to keep conceding the use of this glorious word to the enemies of liberty. It does not belong to them. It [...]

Accurate Budget Scores Require Dynamic Analysis

Accurate Budget Scores Require Dynamic Analysis

SALIM FURTH, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION To predict the budgetary impact of a major federal policy accurately, analysts should take into account the policy’s potential macroeconomic effects. This approach, often called “dynamic analysis,” comports with the normal scholarly practice of macroeconomic research. Academic economists do not [...]

More Evidence of Poverty Traps in Welfare System

More Evidence of Poverty Traps in Welfare System

CHARLES HUGHES, CATO INSTITUTE A new study from the Illinois Policy Institute analyzes the welfare benefits package available at different levels of earnings in that state. The authors find that low-income workers have limited economic incentive to increase their earnings from the minimum wage, and at some higher levels of earnings these [...]

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