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  • November 12, 2018 — The Death of Venezuelan Federalism — and the Rise of SocialismMises Wire — Rafael Acevedo and Humberto Andrade recall the history of Venezuela's transition from federalism to socialism over the past 200 years.   
  • November 1, 2018 — Propuesta de Privatización: Una vez caiga la tiranía... por Rafael Acevedo — Rafael Acevedo expands on his previous proposal to privatize Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) with a plan to privatize all state-owned companies, "once tyranny falls," in Venezuela.
  • October 30, 2018 — A Serial Killer Called "Socialism"Mises Wire — Rafael Acevedo warns readers about the dangers of socialism as deaths of Venezuelan activists who openly oppose their government's policies continue to be reported. View the Spanish version of this article at The Independent Institute's "Voces de Libertad."
  • October 25, 2018 — Venezuela para todos: Propuesta de PrivatizaciónThe Independent Institute's "Voces de Libertad" — Rafael Acevedo presents a detailed proposal for the privatization of Venezuela's state-owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA).
  • September 22, 2018 — Capitalism Mitigates Natural DisastersThe Hill — Benjamin Powell explains how economic freedom can better prepare a country for natural disasters.
  • July 16, 2018 — Ending the gridlock on immigration reformThe Washington Times — Benjamin Powell discusses current roadblocks to immigration reform and potential resolutions moving forward.
  • July 16, 2018 — Ending the gridlock on immigration reformThe Washington Times — Benjamin Powell discusses current roadblocks to immigration reform and potential resolutions moving forward.
  • June 26, 2018 — Down With False Democracy, Up With True Self-GovernmentThe American Conservative — Alexander Salter explains how the idea of self-governance has been lost amid political discourse between the Left and the Right.
  • June 26, 2018 — What has conservativism conserved?Washington Examiner — Alexander Salter outlines the shortcomings of political conservativism.
  • June 18, 2018 — Cómo manipula Cuba sus estadísticas de salud — El Confidencial — Juan Ramón Rallo presents a Spanish translation of, "Cuban infant mortality and longevity: health care or repression?" a recent article published by Benjamin Powell, Vincent Geloso, and Gilbert Berdine on June 8, 2018 in the Health Policy and Planning journal.
  • June 14, 2018 — Just say no to carbon taxTribTalk — Robert Murphy and Vance Ginn educate readers on the negative consequences of implementing a carbon tax and encourage innovative free market solutions instead. 
  • June 11, 2018 — Pope Francis Meets with Oil ExecsThe American Thinker — Robert Murphy comments on recent discussions between Pope Francis and business communities regarding investment and climate change.
  • June 5, 2018 — Is Democracy to Blame for Our Present Crisis?The American Conservative — Alexander Salter discusses the defects of democracy and examines the relationship between populism and the loss of self-governance.
  • May 29, 2018 — Venezuela's Road To SerfdomInvestor's Business Daily — Benjamin Powell explains the tragic loss of Venezuela's economic and political freedom under continued socialist policies as President Nicolas Maduro is re-elected for another six-year term.
  • May 23, 2018 — Congress killed another opportunity to end our budgetary nightmare — The Dallas Morning News — Alexander Salter provides criticism of the U.S. Congress after a plan proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to balance the federal budget by year 2023 was voted down 21-76. 
  • April 24, 2018 — Tariffs are bad policyThe Hill — Benjamin Powell and Darren Hudson team up to explain the economic consequences of ongoing trade wars between the U.S. and China.
  • April 2, 2018 — Economists Should Be More Careful With Their Statistics — The Library of Economics and Liberty — Robert Murphy discusses the concept of "statistical power," and encourages economists to recognize common pitfalls of empirical studies.
  • March 11, 2018 — The right time for housing affordability in CaliforniaThe Orange County Register — Benjamin Powell offers insight on SB827 proposed to override certain local zoning restrictions on building development which could help promote affordable housing across the state of California.  
  • March 7, 2018 — Commentary: Trump's Tariffs Won't Kill U.S. Jobs. They'll Create the Wrong Ones.Fortune.com — Benjamin Powell provides commentary on the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and warns of the negative impact this decision may have on the U.S. economy.
  • February 28, 2018 — Pope Francis Has It Wrong on Poverty and Its CureWashington Examiner — Robert Murphy comments on a speech delivered at the World Economic Forum, arguing for a different conception of the relationship between economic freedom and human dignity.
  • January 10, 2018 — BDS Blacklist Punishes ThoughtcrimeThe Jerusalem Post — Michael Makovi discusses Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs' recent ban on travel for members of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) groups and offers a free market solution for their conflict.


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