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Mark Perry assembles some recent essays arguing against the call for government action to increase paid leave.

Also weighing in against government action to increase paid family leave is the Cato Institute’s Vanessa Brown Calder.

Jeffrey Tucker calls for more forthrightness about state action. A slice:

There really are only two ways to allocate goods and services in society: the markets (which rely on individual choice) and the state (which runs on compulsion). No one has ever found a third way. You can mix the two — some markets and some state-run operations — but there always is and always will be a toggling between the two. If you replace markets, the result will be more force via the state, which means bureaucratic administration and rule by force. If you reduce the role of the state, you rely more on markets. This is the logic of political choice, and there is no escaping it.

Insight from John Stossel: “But years of consumer reporting have taught me that moderation and common sense are better guides than the hyped warnings from government and the media.”

Here’s Chelsea Follett on what the data say about “Equal Pay Day.”

Neal McCluskey helps to bust the myth that private education in the U.S. was sparked by the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Nick Gillespie isn’t impressed with Mark Zuckerberg’s call for more government regulation of the internet.

My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan argues that Americans’ material progress has been greater than is normally reported.

Bob Higgs writes wisely about the U.S. tax code. A slice:

Yet one thing is certain: virtually nothing in the code is there by accident. Every incomprehensible provision is there to serve the interest of someone who made it worthwhile for a politician to direct his staffers to put it there at an opportune point in the legislative process.

For those of you in or near Rochester, NY, Jamie Whyte is speaking at the University of Rochester.