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  • Sweden Now Has One of the Lowest COVID Mortality Rates in Europe

    Sweden Now Has One of the Lowest COVID Mortality Rates in Europe0

    Early in the coronavirus pandemic, I asked a simple question. Could Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the coronavirus actually work? Unlike its European neighbors and virtually all U.S. states, the Swedes had opted to not shut down the economy. The country of 10 million people took what was at first described as “a lighter touch.” While

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  • St. Paul’s Rent Control Experiment Is Increasingly Disastrous

    St. Paul’s Rent Control Experiment Is Increasingly Disastrous0

    In November, FEE Policy Correspondent Brad Polumbo wrote about a new policy in St. Paul, Minnesota which stood to implement the strictest rent control policy in the United States. “The city just approved a rent control measure that will limit landlords’ ability to increase rents on its 65,000+ rental properties,” wrote Polumbo. “They will not

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  • Al Gore, Vanishing Polar Ice, and the Perils of Censoring ‘Misinformation’

    Al Gore, Vanishing Polar Ice, and the Perils of Censoring ‘Misinformation’0

    While speaking at a climate change summit in Denmark in 2009, former Vice President Al Gore made an alarming statement. Citing research from Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski, a professor of oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, Mr. Gore said it was likely that the north polar ice caps would soon be completely melted. “These

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  • The Three Traits Warren Buffett Looks for in an Employee

    The Three Traits Warren Buffett Looks for in an Employee0

    From time to time I speak to young professionals trying to make their mark on the world in politics, academia, or journalism. The question I encounter the most is this: “What’s the best career advice you give to young people trying to make it.” My answer often touches on the importance of perseverance, because it’s

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