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The Socialist Sinking Ship: Then and Now

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPrivate Property

If the Venezuelan example of socialism’s ultimate consequences baffles anybody, it is because of how little (economic) history people remember, and how quickly its lessons are forgotten.

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Feds Seize Widow's Legally-Obtained Money — Because Terrorism

Legal SystemThe Police StatePrivate Property

Blog02/11/2015

The banking system in the United States today functions largely as a spy agency for the federal government.

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Nullification Works: Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

The Police StateU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog12/17/2014

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

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Computer Networks and Applications: Open or Closed?

EntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

Blog11/19/2014

Computing and networking practices move in cycles. In the early days of computing, processing occurred in a few large mainframe computers, with users dialing in using "dumb" terminals. The PC revolution of the 1980s made it possible for simple tasks to be performed locally, on the...

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Ronald Coase, Murray Rothbard, and Walter Block on the Indian River

Private Property

Blog01/13/2014

There is controversy on the Indian River in southeast Florida where fishermen are complaining about the fertilizer runoff from sugar farms. The fertilizer runoff leads to an overgrowth of algae in...

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Land Monopoly

Big GovernmentMonopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

Blog07/12/2012

"There are two types of ethically invalid land titles: "feudalism," in which there is continuing aggression by titleholders of land against peasants engaged in transforming the soil; and land-engrossing, where arbitrary claims to virgin land are used to keep first-transformers out...

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The Anti-Utopianism of Private-Property Anarchism

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2012

"As a reflection of this fundamental realism—anti-utopianism—of his private-property anarchism, Rothbard, unlike most contemporary political philosophers, accorded central importance to the subject of punishment.  For him, private property and the right to physical defense...

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Are eulas contrary to property rights?

Legal SystemPrivate Property

Blog05/05/2008

One of my favorite blogs on Mises.org is Copyfascism Watch because it always raises challenging questions and offers great arguments and documentation. Today, the...

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