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content moderation and online speech policies are tricky whether you re facebook twitter or president of the u
Content moderation and online speech policies are tricky, whether you're Facebook, Twitter, or President of the United States.
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the increase in the cost of skilled labor could explain why expenditures in education and healthcare have cons
The increase in the cost of skilled labor could explain why expenditures in education and healthcare have consistently increased while quality and productivity have risen much slower.
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read about last week s new research in the researchroundup
Read about last week's new research in the #ResearchRoundUp.
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in a forthcoming paper charles blahous analyzes many of the issues surrounding gerrymandering this policy brie
In a forthcoming paper, Charles Blahous analyzes many of the issues surrounding gerrymandering. This policy brief highlights his findings.
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regulations that limit lending act as a subsidy for the wealthy by lowering the cost of housing for financiall
Regulations that limit lending act as a subsidy for the wealthy by lowering the cost of housing for financially secure buyers.
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at ultimately fixing the problems demands delivery system innovations that lower costs and improve quality ch
.@Robert_Graboyes at @InsideSourcesDC: "Ultimately, fixing the problems demands delivery system innovations that lower costs and improve quality." Check out his piece on whether high-risk pools in health insurance are market-friendly:
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this working paper explains limited circumstances in which departures from current broad liability protections
This working paper explains limited circumstances in which departures from current broad liability protections might be practicable while preserving free expression and innovation.
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overregulation in california is contributing to the state s housing affordability crisis say and at the
Overregulation in California is contributing to the state's housing affordability crisis, say @JamesBroughel and @ebwhamilton at the @latimes:
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what are the benefits of facebook s new libra coin find out on this week s episode of macromusings
What are the benefits of Facebook's new Libra coin? Find out on this week's episode of #MacroMusings.
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without the usmca mexico and canada would be held to less stringent digital trade guidelines
Without the USMCA, Mexico and Canada would be held to less stringent digital trade guidelines.

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businesses with 50 or more employees are subject to the s employer mandate nationwide between 28000 and 50000
Businesses with 50 or more employees are subject to the #ACA's employer mandate. Nationwide, between 28,000 and 50,000 small businesses appear to have reduced their number of full-time employees to fewer than 50 because of the mandate.
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in 10 seconds watch federal regulations climb since 1950 econpatrick learn more
In 10 seconds, watch federal regulations climb since 1950 @EconPatrick. Learn more
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the greatest advances of civilization whether in architecture or paintinghave never come from centralized gove
"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting...have never come from centralized government."
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what if you could purchase an empty seat on a private flight that was going where you needed to go anyway for
What if you could purchase an empty seat on a private flight that was going where you needed to go anyway for a majorly discounted price? How the FAA killed Uber for airplanes:
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reforming the us immigration system to promote growth danielgriswold
Reforming the US immigration system to promote growth: @DanielGriswold
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almost 80 of those utilizing the electric vehicle tax credit have incomes over 100000 making it not just a cor
"Almost 80% of those utilizing the electric vehicle tax credit have incomes over $100,000, making it not just a corporate handout but also a transfer from all workers to wealthier Americans."
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in 1974 milton friedman said you must separate out being pro free enterprise from being pro business a new mer
In 1974, Milton Friedman said, "You must separate out being 'pro-free enterprise' from being 'pro-business.'"

A new Mercatus survey shows this distinction is just as important today as it was back then: #CultureofFavoritism
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genuine free market capitalism requires a free and level economic playing field no special privileges for poli
“Genuine free-market capitalism requires a free, and level, economic playing field. No special privileges for politically connected or politically correct firms.” -
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communism has revealed itself for the whole world to see as an unfortunate and terrible historical mistake
"Communism... has revealed itself for the whole world to see as an unfortunate and terrible historical mistake."
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with populism on the rise capitalism under attack and socialism back in vogue the work of austrian economist f
With populism on the rise, capitalism under attack, and socialism back in vogue, the work of Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek is more relevant than ever. discusses his recent book on Hayek with on the podcast:
Total(1) => 0.44423389434814 f_f_QM(2) => 0.18161392211914 indS(2) => 0.073793172836304 indM(2) => 0.10571694374084 indM_1(2) => 0.014155864715576 indM_2(2) => 0.0022010803222656 indM_4(2) => 0.016993045806885 indM_5(2) => 0.013171911239624 indM_6(2) => 0.0043902397155762 indM_7(2) => 0.0088908672332764 indM_8(2) => 0.0026218891143799 indM_9(2) => 0.022161960601807 indM_10(2) => 0.020605087280273 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.25901103019714 f_f_dT(20) => 0.25865435600281