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The Unrevolutionary Revolution

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog11 hours ago
The state eventually gorges on every choice you have: from products in the market to the things you are able to dream about changing.

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With Its Leftist President Gone, Can Brazil Set the Economy Free?

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog22 hours ago
Some pro-freedom reforms are making gains in Brazil. But we still have a long way to go.

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When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
When pundits say there might be "unintended consequences" of government intervention, they are usually greatly understating the situation.

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Week in Review: February 25, 2017

The FedHealthPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Cutting back presidential power continues to be one of our most urgent challenges.

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Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Trump's spokesman signals the administration plans to wage war on federalism, states's rights, and local control.

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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The "Washington Monument Syndrome" Strikes Again as Trump Imposes Hiring Freeze

Blog02/23/2017
In response to a hiring freeze on civilian staff — and to cause a public outcry — the Army immediately moved to cut the most popular programs.

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Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Mises on Political Compromise

No truth is small enough to be sacrificed in the game of political compromise.

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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Ten Great Economic Myths

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics Overview

Blog02/22/2017
Our country is beset by a large number of economic myths that lead us to accept unsound and dangerous government policies.

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Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

Global EconomyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog22 hours ago
The two types of globalization should not be confused.

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We Need Hope

EducationStrategyWorld History

Blog02/22/2017
Just taking a moment to be cheerful is a powerful remedy from the misery of politics: in fact, such simple resistance is an almost revolutionary act.

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Five Reasons for Central Banks: Are They Any Good?

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2017
No justification for central banks erases the fact that the central banks are creatures of power politics rather than economic reason.

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Why the Feds Should Legalize Interstate Commerce in Healthcare

HealthU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog02/24/2017
The Feds should allow consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines. This won't fix everything, but it's a start.

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Billions Gone: 2016 Olympics Venues in Brazil Are Now in Ruins

Blog02/21/2017
The Brazilian government spent billions on facilities and infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. Now, the taxpayers wonder what it was all for.

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Alan Greenspan Admits Ron Paul Was Right About Gold

Blog02/21/2017
Now that his career at the Fed is over, Alan Greenspan remembers what he already knew about gold and the gold standard.

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Abolish the One-Man Presidency

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2017
Alexander Hamilton wanted a strong single executive who could maximize "secrecy" and "dispatch." Unfortunately, he got what he wanted.

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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.

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