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  1. Please explain the broken window fallacy and how it can be used to explain the hidden costs of price fixing, minimum wages, and inflation.

    I think it is a good idea to remind people to look beyond the impact of those immediately affected by a specific government policy. It is easy to see employment in an industry that is protected by tariffs. However, it is not easy to see how that impacts job creation in other industries, government revenues, wages, productivity, and standards of living (for instance).

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  2. Would we be better off with more "Open" immigration?

    Should the United states as a rule push for more closed borders where people cant come in to find work? Or, are we better off with an open system where by people can enter the country and find a job.

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  3. How do minimum wage laws help the least productive in our economy?

    This is a timely subject, in need of economic education.

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  4. Why is it so difficult to debate with socialists? Request everyday arguments like principles.

    I wanted some inputs from you on how to debate the socialists. What are those basic 7 or 8 or 10 or 13 points where they always go wrong. Something like principles which could be abstracted. For example they always go wrong in assuming that things can be planned which can be squashed by speaking to them of disasters, diseases which come unplanned. Of course they still argue that "govt can make allocation" but immediately they know (and they also know that their audience knows) that they have started treading on thin ice. One more thing for example which I…

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  5. What about customs?

    Should there be any security procedures when it comes to imports/exports on the border? And if so what kind?

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  6. Why is so much USA business moving to Canada. Why is the Canadian dollar lower than the US dollar ,when in Canada we are indated by US bus.

    Tax the mega Corporation that do business in Canada. Lower taxes for Canadian made products .

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  7. What's more important: equality or freedom?

    Thinking of Friedman here.

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