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Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences
“Ban the Box” Doesn’t Work

Add the phrase to the pantheon of alliterative social justice slogans that sound appealing but collapse under scrutiny.

Unintended Consequences
When Liberal Goals Collide

Generous family leave policies advocated by university feminists seem to have backfired spectacularly.

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War on McDonald’s Harms the Poor

The offensive against franchises won’t just destroy opportunities for workers—it will hollow out the communities where these restaurants are actually an important source of social capital.

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Another Green Policy Backfires

Homeowners that participated in a federal green financing program are having trouble selling their houses in California.

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A Pushy China Brings Neighbors Together

Japan gets cozy with Australia and the Philippines: yet more evidence that China’s increasingly assertive regional strategy is pushing its neighbors into each others’ hands.

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Riyadh: Nuke Deal Will Make Us Get Nukes Too

The Saudis and the GCC will be venting all of their frustrations with the Iran nuclear deal on President Obama today.

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Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

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