This Week in The Lighthouse: Government’s Cost | U.S. Economy | Fourth Amendment | Venezuelan Elections

This week’s Lighthouse discusses the Independent Institute’s new Government Cost Calculator at, Robert Higgs on regime uncertainty, Joseph R. Stromberg on the decline of the Fourth Amendment, and Alvaro Vargas Llosa on next week’s elections in Venezuela.

Here are links to the individual items:

1. What Is Washington’s Spending Costing You?
2. It’s the Economic Rules of the Game, Stupid!
3. Whatever Happened to the Fourth Amendment?
4. Liberty at Stake in Venezuelan Elections

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Carl Close is Research Fellow and Senior Editor for The Independent Institute and Assistant Editor of The Independent Review and editor of The Lighthouse, The Independent Institute’s weekly e-mail newsletter.
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