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In Defence of Black Markets and Free Market Economy

Black markets are everywhere in the world. But nowhere else in the world are they an industry as in Africa. Black markets are despised by governments, because they cannot tax them, yet are typically the result of repressive government actions. 720 more words

Amigos S.A. | The New Sheriff in Western Zone Shantytown

In September, Rio de Janeiro’s Secretary of Public Security (SSP) released something of a bombshell for Brazil crime analysts: the city’s infamous militia groups have expanded dramatically over the past decade.

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Al Capone was taking in about $105,000,000 a year in the 1920s

Al Capone was taking in about $105,000,000 a year in the 1920's, or about 1.4 billion in today's dollars. pic.twitter.com/11PMXRa5EQ

— History In Facts (@HistoryInFacts) December 17, 2014

Politics - USA

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul, Death, and Taxes

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been criticized by progressive commentators over the past weeks for his remarks on the Eric Garner case, who was choked to death by police in New York City after having resisted their harassment.  728 more words

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Vampire Freakonomics

What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? http://t.co/rLJzvcwnBj

— freakonomics (@freakonomics) November 1, 2014

Check out this fun Freakonomics podcast featuring economists Steve Horwitz and 

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A Curious Case | The Jailhouse Militancy of Zé Dirceu

Zé Dirceu is a founding member of the Brazilian Workers Party and a former chief of staff to its iconic figure, former two-term president Luis Ignácio da Silva. 1,216 more words