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Free Immigration Is The Moderate, Common-Sense Position

by FEE, fee.org

-- this post authored by Bryan Kaplan

There are many complaints about governments, but the harshest is, "This government grossly violates human rights." The background assumption is that human beings have rights that everyone - including governments - is morally obliged to respect.

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Macron May Lead But Le Pen Remains The Big Story

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

Return of Sovereign France

In France, President Hollande's utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for a contested election. While public debate focuses on Emmanuel Macron as the savior of France, the real story is that Marine Le Pen's agenda has shifted the French political landscape.

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Is The 20th Century Still The 'Hayek Century'?

by Cato Institute, www.cato.org

-- this post authored by David Boaz

This article originally appeared at Cato at Liberty, 23 March 2017. Hat tip to John O'Donnell.

F. A. Hayek died 25 years ago today. His secretary called Cato Institute president Edward H. Crane, who confirmed the sad news to the New York Times.

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Yellen's Dangerous Glass-Steagall Repression

from Daily Reckoning

-- this post authored by Craig Wilson

The threat from too big to fail banks has now elevated to the point that ignoring a modern Glass-Steagall Act is too dangerous to repress any longer. As massive Wall Street banks continue to inflate in size, the bipartisan negligence guided by the U.S central bank, has allowed the global economy, markets and businesses to be put at risk.

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Fade To Black

Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

One thing you can't take away from WallStreet is the ability to "spin" a bad news event into a "positive" for the market.

Remember when "A Trump Election Will Crash The Market?"

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Robots, Aliens, Corporate Drones - Who Will Be The Citizens Of The Future?

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Will Slocombe, University of Liverpool

In the 1940s, science fiction author Olaf Stapledon gave a talk to a school about the future. Addressing his audience as "you citizens of the future", he proposed three visions for this future: the "destruction of the human race", a "worldwide police state", and "an entirely new kind of human world".

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Is Our Hard-wired Negativity Bias Useful Or Something To Overcome?

by The Indian Economist

-- this post authored by Jacob Burak

I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it's bad news, you're in good company - that's what most people pick. But why?

nega(1)

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Time To Stop Rewarding Economists For Bad Behaviour

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Philip Soos, Deakin University

Since the beginning of the global financial crises in 2007, there have occurred numerous economic and financial crises around the globe, plunging often prosperous nations into hardship and even near bankruptcy. These crises, typically generated by overlending by the financial sector and crashing housing bubbles, are often blamed upon two parties - governments and banks - with considerable justification.

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The American Dream: An Endangered Ethos

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Article of the Week from Money Strong

Few words are slipperier than 'ethos' to grasp.

Even the best translation of the word - essence - is hard to get your arms around. Perhaps that is why so many of us were blissfully unaware until recently that the very essence of the American Dream was slipping through our fingers.

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