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Steven Cassell
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Darknet Markets
Money brings with it innovation. With the popularity and ease of use of the internet in this day and age it only makes sense that one of the biggest moneymakers out there - drugs - has found it's way to be provided to anyone capable enough to pursue it onli...

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An Opinion on Macroeconomics
My defense for laypeople understanding, or lack of, towards macroeconomics is that it is potentially helpful. While group think and other though trends can negatively affect policy change when people are allowed to vote with their potentially skewed thought...

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Would Alternatives to Summer Work be as Effective for At-Risk Youth?
     In the article  "Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job..." by Emily Badger discussed the study where high-risks kids were given jobs over the summer and the relationship between the violent crimes by the kids in the program and the contr...

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Immigration
In the article "Immigration Reform 2014: Economic Impact of Obama Helping Immigrants Includes More Jobs, Tax Revenue" by Morgan Winsor the topic of Obama's new immigration policies is discussed. Some of the common arguments against immigration from an econo...

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How to Change Social Security
Reading the article "The Social Security Myth" by Nick Newel the idea of the inadequacy and wastefulness of social security is explored. Nick states that   “The SI (Old-Age and Survivors Insurance) program is in no sense a federally-administered “insurance ...

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Introducing Free Market Economics Into Archaic Systems
In the article "The Tyranny of the Taxi Medallions" the author describes the archaic system of Taxi Medallions that was introduced in the 1930's. At the time of introduction the idea made sense, have the government require a certificate or medallion to legi...

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Is Amazons Business Model the Ideal Model to Benefit the Consumer?
         In the article "Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)" the author Benedict Evans examines Amazons business model, specifically in regards to the fact that despite being a wildly successful company they have yet to show significant net profit...

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Rothbards Spot on Description of our Sovereign State
Rothbards essay "Anatomy of the State" describes what a state is, how the state preserves itself, how the state transcends its limits, what the state fears, and how the states relate to one another. As I was reading, it was impossible not to relate the nega...

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The Messy Reality of Austrian Economics
I found Bryans thoughts on continuity as it related to Austrian Economics interesting. While I did agree with most of his points to some extent I found that he took the ideas of Rothabart and Mises to their logical extreme. While I can see this being effect...

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SWEET Fall 2014
For this semester of SWEET our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 17th. As usual the blog post should be completed by midnight of the prior Sunday (In this case the 14th of September) for compensation. Our first post will be on the article found here:...
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