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How Crony Capitalism Works

The force of market competition has been concentrated on workers and small businesses, while elite professionals and financiers have managed to engineer protectionist rackets.

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The Tony Soprano Enabling Act

There should not be two classes of workers in American states, and private organizations like labor unions should not be able to grant exemptions to public laws.

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Grey Lady Sounds Note of Caution Over $15 Minimum Wage

Even The New York Times is warning its progressive readers that the economy is headed into uncharted—and possibly dangerous—territory if a $15 minimum wage goes through.

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The Cost of a Minimum Wage Raise

Already LA’s minimum wage increase is threatening to suppress jobs and push companies out of the city. Some policies—even well-intentioned ones—tend not to work, and a high minimum wage is one of them.

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Will De Blasio Sacrifice Pensioners, Taxpayers to Protect Union Chiefs?

Cutting the fat in New York City’s chaotic pension system would increase efficiency, cut costs, and save the city billions. But smaller management boards would mean fewer sweet positions for union leaders, something Mayor Bill De Blasio likely isn’t prepared to sacrifice.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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