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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy calls for a policy of more-open immigration. In this op-ed, Hane Crevelari and I tell a tale of protectionism in Brazil. A slice: Protectionist measures, such as tariffs and quotas, partially explain why buying an iPhone X in Brazil costs more than flying from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, purchasing the phone there, and then flying back to Brazil. Here’s Art Carden on the folly of rent control. And writing on the folly of the minimum wage is Tim Worstall. My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan writes wisely on judging poverty. How satisfied are people with the subsidies doled out by their governments? Chris Edwards reports. Why does anyone older than the age of two months take David Sirota seriously? (The same question, of course, can be

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy calls for a policy of more-open immigration.

In this op-ed, Hane Crevelari and I tell a tale of protectionism in Brazil. A slice:

Protectionist measures, such as tariffs and quotas, partially explain why buying an iPhone X in Brazil costs more than flying from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, purchasing the phone there, and then flying back to Brazil.

Here’s Art Carden on the folly of rent control.

And writing on the folly of the minimum wage is Tim Worstall.

My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan writes wisely on judging poverty.

How satisfied are people with the subsidies doled out by their governments? Chris Edwards reports.

Why does anyone older than the age of two months take David Sirota seriously? (The same question, of course, can be asked about Sirota’s new advisee, Bernie Sanders.) And see also this years-old Cafe Hayek post.

George Selgin exposes yet another doozy committed by champions of so-called “modern monetary theory.

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