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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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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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