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Congress Loves to Slap Sanctions on Foreign Regimes — But Do They Ever Work?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog23 hours ago
Economic sanctions as foreign policy are based on the idea that it's good to make civilians suffer in order to bring about regime change. It's a failed strategy.

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A Mixed Hero: A Libertarian Reassessment of Elon Musk

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/23/2017
The fact that the state hands out money to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk is a problem that is best solved by focusing our ire not on people like Musk — but on the state itself.

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Week in Review: July 22, 2017

Blog07/21/2017
The GOP should work toward the elimination of the entire framework of the current highly regulated, subsidized, and manipulated healthcare market

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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog16 hours ago
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.

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Obama's AWOL Anti-War Protest

Blog07/21/2017
Why did so many Bush-era anti-war activists abandon the cause after Obama took office?

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Does Britain Have the World’s Best Health System? Only If You Ignore Outcomes

Blog07/20/2017
Once said to be Britain's national religion, at this point the National Health Service might be more accurately described as Britain’s national cult.

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Don't MacLean on Me

Blog07/18/2017
Here are a few additional mistakes in Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains

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Private Property and Higher Ed

EducationPrivate Property

Blog07/17/2017
In a free society there are no free-speech rights, only property rights. Colleges don't have "free-speech" zones and words don't constitute violence.

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Immunity for Prosecutors Encourages Fraud

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog07/18/2017
Prosecutorial immunity provides an incentive to government prosecutors to engage in fraud if it's good for their careers.

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Even Partial Drug Legalization Goes a Long Way in Protecting Property Rights

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog07/17/2017
The partial legalization of cannabis in Colorado has made it harder for police to justify many searches and seizures that were once routine.

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The Never-Ending Woes of a Government "Enterprise"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog07/21/2017
Ignoring the historic failures of government enterprises, mainstream opinion still recoils in horror at the idea of private-sector mass transit.

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Net Neutrality Strengthens Monopolies, Invites Corruption

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/17/2017
Government regulation has long been an easy way for large firms to drive the smaller competition out of business. Net neutrality is no different.

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Space Cadets and Sex Changes: Our "Defense" Budget Is a Bad Joke

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/17/2017
Spending on the military is set to reach a new all-time high. This has a lot to do with politics, and almost nothing to do with defense.

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Why Wage Growth Is So Weak

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/17/2017
As central banks enable the creation of money out of thin air, wealth creation has suffered, as has worker productivity.

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Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/18/2017
The House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018.

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