Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You
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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Here’s what you need to know.
Scottish income tax changes unveiled
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Higher and middle earners will pay more than elsewhere in the UK, but lower earners will pay less.
Firefighter killed battling Thomas fire as massive blaze moves toward Santa Barbara
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Although firefighters have gained ground this week on the Thomas fire, Santa Ana winds could affect that progress, forecasters say. 
Putin praises Trump, says Russia collusion claims are 'invented'
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With approval ratings topping 80 percent, an upbeat Putin also pledged to create a "modern" Russia if re-elected as president in March.
Omarosa denies reports of dramatic confrontation
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Omarosa Manigault Newman, the White House aide whose resignation was announced on Wednesday, denied reports that she left the White House after a dramatic confrontation with White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Putin calls Russia-US contacts 'all invented' in annual press conference
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Russian President Vladimir Putin took a page out of the playbook of President Donald Trump on Thursday by referring to allegations of contact between U.S. and Russian officials during the 2016 election as "all invented." Putin spoke to reporters at a marathon press conference on Thursday -- an...
Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? - Freakonomics
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The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here’s the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won’t be.
Farenthold won’t seek reelection amid allegations of sexual harassment
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The Republican congressman from Texas settled a complaint with his former communications director in 2014 but has denied engaging in improper conduct.
Read the dissenting statements of the Democratic FCC commissioners slamming net neutrality repeal
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Ahead of the FCC?s historic vote on a rollback of net neutrality protections, the two Democratic FCC commissioners have released the full text of their comments on the vote. As they?ve already...
This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
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It?s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
Choice and the Insurance Mandate
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Not getting Medicaid isn?t costless because it?s a ?choice.?
The U.S. just had its worst year of economic growth since 2011
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U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent in fourth quarter, while 2016 GDP rises 1.6 percent
ICOs Against the World Economy Bubble?
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If the whole of the world economy is in a bubble, then maybe the way out is maximizing open source money through mechanisms like ICOs.
The Evolution of Trust in a Digital Economy
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The ultimate social impact of blockchain technology depends on who controls our digital identities
Significant rise in economic inequality in India since 1980?s, report claims
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The top 0.1 per cent of earners capture more growth than all those in the bottom 50 per cent combined, says the World Inequality Report.
Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report
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A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.
The Demonization of Gluten - Freakonomics
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Celiac disease is thought to affect roughly one percent of the population. The good news: it can be treated by quitting gluten. The bad news: many celiac patients haven’t been diagnosed. The weird news: millions of people without celiac disease have quit gluten – which may be a big mistake.
Why Making American Corporations More Competitive Doesn?t Help Most Americans
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Trump and congressional Republicans are engineering the largest corporate tax cut in history in order ?to restore our competitive edge,? as Trump says. Our competitive edge? Who?s us? Most American...
China's central bank raises rates
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Beijing is trying to stop money from moving out of the country in search of stronger returns.
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Government tries to revive economy hit by decline in oil revenue
More people than ever are defaulting on student loans ? and it could put the US economy at risk
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Nearly 5 million Americans have defaulted on federal student loans, incurring debt that hurts their credit and the economy.
Jonathan Sacks - Jews and Economics
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We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes: over twenty per cent of them from a group that represents 0.2 per cent of the world
Spot On
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China’s HNA Keeps Striking Foreign Deals as Banks Wince and Investors Flee
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Executives at the deeply indebted conglomerate say it still enjoys support from lenders, even as bond prices fall and regulators raise questions.
In post-election limbo, Hondurans foresee next challenge: rebuilding trust
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Protests over last month's disputed presidential election have simmered down, although no victor has been announced. But many Hondurans say the country has hard work ahead to restore their confidence in government, and each other.
U.S. Economy?s Stunning Performance Continues to Bewilder Forecasters
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The real monetary costs and individual and societal consequences of political proposals, laws, and edicts, as well as of corporatism and judicial activism.
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Growing exports and stronger domestic demand boost corporate sector
Kremlin's four-hour presser leaves key question unanswered: after Putin, what next?
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Russia's 2018 presidential election will likely not be a cliffhanger. What happens in 2024, when President Putin could end an unprecedented fourth term, is far less clear. He does have a plan, experts say – but it's not necessarily handing off power.
Escaping Modernity
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TweetWill Smith (not the actor, but a regular reader of Cafe Hayek and of materials from the Foundation for Economic Education) wrote to me last evening to request that I post, at Cafe Hayek, in full this August 2002 column of mine from The Freeman.
The Democrats Confront Monopoly
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By Polly Cleveland In the 1970’s when I studied microeconomics in grad school, we got to monopoly briefly in one of the last chapters of the text. We learned that monopoly really wasn’t a such a pr...
Comparing Estimates of the Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Policy: Growth Rates vs. Levels
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In recent weeks, we have seen many different estimates of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would affect the US economy. These projections...
2018 Aston Martin Vantage - The Big Picture
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I love a sexy coupe as much as anyone. And no one makes sexier 2-door car than Aston Martin. And yet, the new Vantage leaves me a bit . . . disappointed. First, the goods: the new Vantage has a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine cranking out 503 horsepower. Mated to a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic (ugh!)?Read More
Shanghai Seen Replacing Paris as Global Growth Center by 2035
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Balance of global power continuing to move east, Oxford Economics forecasts show
In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth - United Nations Sustainable Development
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Time for Global Action for People and Planet
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Eurozone is still forecast to miss inflation target over next three years
Don?t Tolerate The
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Armed with his famously short temper, and the kind of weapons of mass destruction that America once went to war to prevent men like him from obtaining Trump is quite possibly the man that will end civilization as we know it. His supporters are an unfortunate mix of three groups. (All three groups, of course,?
Budweiser, avocados and Alpro among the most popular grocery products in 2017
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Beer lovers have long mocked Budweiser for its bland taste but it seems the 'King of Beers' is growing in popularity in the UK, with sales up
Emerging Markets: Best Gains in 8 Years - The Big Picture
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Emerging Markets Shrug Off Crises For Best Gains in Eight Years Source: Bloomberg