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Let's Teach Communism

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/15/2018
Frank Chodorov was doubtful that communist economics could stand up to any sort of serious analysis.

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Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again

Legal SystemU.S. History

If enacted, the new FISA rules would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute.

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Frédéric Bastiat and the Hubble Telescope

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018
Bastiat would point out that all that tax money spent on space programs comes at a very real, unseen cost.

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The Consumption Tax: A Critique

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
There has been far too much concentration on the form of taxation and not enough on its total amount.

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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.

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Protectionism Is About Much More than Nationalism

Cronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Many forms of protection stem not from geopolitical concerns but from parochial attempts at limiting local competition.

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How to End the Organ Donor Shortage

Free Markets

Blog01/13/2018
To find more organ donors, we don't need a government ad campaign. We only need to free the markets.

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Michael Boldin: How Decentralization Could Work

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyPolitical Theory

01/12/2018Audio/Video
Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities standing in the way of creating a more politically decentralized America.

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What Has QE Wrought?

Money and Banking

Blog01/12/2018
In the wake of QE, it will be no easy task to correct for all the mal-investments, and excessive debt, and provide for all the unfunded liabilities.

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Did Hayek Really Say that Free Markets Make Consumers Better Informed?

Prices

Blog01/12/2018
The price system conveys the relevant information about the supply and demand for different goods on the market to help consumers better economize.

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