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The whole world is getting wealthier — a LOT wealthier.
The whole world is getting wealthier — a LOT wealthier

The Most Important Graph in the World

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Kevin Sissons
Gary Murphy
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yesterday at 20:16. Facebook
America is better off importing coffee from efficient producers such as Colombia rather than trying to grow it here. Imports raise living standards; we shouldn’t be afraid of them.
America is better off importing coffee from efficient producers such as Colombia

Trade Deficit: Ask the Wrong Questions, Get the Wrong Answers

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Charlie Williams
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The more affluent you are the more you protect your environment.
The more affluent you are the more you protect your environment

How Would Libertarians Protect the Environment?

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When Adults Were Adults
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yesterday at 18:01. Facebook
Today, the Supreme Court declined to review an appeal in Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston, a case involving a police shooting. But, a dissent filed by Justice Sotomayor says Court’s denial was a mistake — and she's right.
Today the Supreme Court declined to review an appeal in SalazarLimon v

Police Shooting Case at Supreme Court

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yesterday at 14:06. Facebook
In November 2008, Zimbabwe recorded the second-highest hyperinflation in history: a whopping 89.7 sextillion percent.

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In November 2008 Zimbabwe recorded the secondhighest hyperinflation in history a whopping
Killian Jorboralnx
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Blake Stovall
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04/23/2017 at 01:13. Facebook
Giving government power to solve a problem is not the same as actually solving the problem. Instead, that government is more likely to make the problem worse.
Giving government power to solve a problem is not the same as

We Can't Save the Environment without Freedom

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Amanda Smith
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04/22/2017 at 22:07. Facebook
This Earth Day, it’s time to give the polar bear the respect it deserves. Nothing humans can do to the climate is going to wipe it out. That’s because we can’t change the Arctic as much as Nature has during the bear’s existence.
This Earth Day its time to give the polar bear the respect

Save the Polar Bears? They're Fine, Actually

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Bryan Cheong
Ryne Danielson
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04/22/2017 at 20:08. Facebook
Alarmist concerns for the future well-being of marine life are largely unfounded.That's great news!
Alarmist concerns for the future wellbeing of marine life are largely unfoundedThats

Good News for Earth Day: A Negative Result from Ocean Acidification

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Jack Kendall
Michelle Davis
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04/22/2017 at 19:45. Facebook
Ah, April 22, when environmentalists celebrate Earth Day, and communists celebrate Lenin’s birthday, and no one really bothers to notice either any more. What happened?
Ah April 22 when environmentalists celebrate Earth Day and communists celebrate Lenins

The Rise and Fall of Earth Day, a Day No One Notices Anymore

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James Anderson Merritt
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04/21/2017 at 23:11. Facebook
If President Trump really wants an export-led manufacturing jobs boom, his steel policies are utterly self-defeating.
If President Trump really wants an exportled manufacturing jobs boom his steel

Protections on Steel Hurt Downstream Exporters

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Nick Mitschkowetz
AJ Costa
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04/21/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
Many states impose monetary penalties and costs on convicted defendants. Those can include court costs, docket fees, and payments into victim restitution funds. What happens, however, if a defendant’s conviction is later overturned, either by a higher court or on a re-trial?
Many states impose monetary penalties and costs on convicted defendants Those can

Supreme Court Reaffirms the Presumption of Innocence

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04/21/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
What does pop culture have to tell us about our own hopes and fears about technology?
What does pop culture have to tell us about our own hopes and fears about technology

The Politics of Perfection: Technology and Creation in Literature and Film

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04/21/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
One missile strike will not change the course of the war in Syria, nor will one large bomb seal the fate of the insurgents in Afghanistan.
One missile strike will not change the course of the war in

Why Trump’s Words Matter

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04/21/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Policing in America has often become insular and adversarial toward the communities police are supposed to protect and serve.
Policing in America has often become insular and adversarial toward the communities

To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police

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Glenn A Shaw
Ozzie Nieves
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04/20/2017 at 23:48. Facebook
This week in the Cato Weekly Dispatch... We take a look at some of the strategies that haven't worked to disarm North Korea — and one that might; explain the true cause of America's financial crises; dig into the data on domestic terrorism, unearthing some surprising new info; and more...
This week in the Cato Weekly Dispatch We take a look at

Cato Weekly Dispatch - North Korea, Money, Terrorism, and More...

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04/20/2017 at 23:11. Facebook
Before adding new gun regulations to the legal code, policymakers should remember that several mass murders in the U.S. were prevented because citizens used firearms against the culprit before the police arrived on the scene.
Before adding new gun regulations to the legal code policymakers should remember

The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control

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Robert Arceneaux
David Kleiser
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04/20/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
Who commits more domestic terrorism – violent Salafists or “right wing” extremists?
Who commits more domestic terrorism – violent Salafists or “right wing” extremists

GAO Weighs In On "Countering Violent Extremism"

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Heath Freyou
David Nierengarten
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04/20/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Women in the U.S. are more likely to have full time jobs and work as managers or professionals. That difference is attributed to a lack of maternal wage and job entitlement policies.
Women in the US are more likely to have full time jobs

Paid Leave Means Women Pay

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04/20/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
Eighteen years ago today, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into Columbine High School and murdered 12 students and a teacher, injuring dozens more. Nearly two decades later, the lesson of Columbine is that an intense public desire to “do something” is not enough to generate effective policy solutions.
Eighteen years ago today Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into Columbine

Eighteen Years After Columbine, What Have We Learned About Spree Shootings?

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Phil Cucchiarelli
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04/20/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
Numerous NEA grants seem to trickle through state and local governments before being dispensed to local artists and nonprofits, thus creating jobs for paper pushers along the way...
Numerous NEA grants seem to trickle through state and local governments before

Cutting the National Endowment for the Arts

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Tracey Brown