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Torturer-in-Chief Turned Savior of Freedom?

U.S. History

Blog10/20/2017
George W. Bush waged a war against the Constitution and human rights. But since he's now anti-Trump, we're told he's a hero of freedom.

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Can Trump and Rand Paul Save Healthcare?

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/19/2017
Trump's new healthcare order is a good first step. But now new providers must overcome barriers imposed by decades of federal meddling.

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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.

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Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

Blog10/19/2017
As time goes on, it's going to be harder and harder for nation-states to defend the current configuration of their national borders.

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A Call for "Do-Nothing" Presidents Without Legacies

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog10/17/2017
Presidential legacies mean government planning and control over the decisions and destinies of large numbers of people.

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Trump vs. Jefferson on Freedom of the Press

Blog10/16/2017
There is never a time to attack the freedom of the press, even if we think the press is spreading "fake news."

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Low Interest Rates Subsidize Wealthy Households

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog3 hours ago
Wealthier households are often able to benefit more from low interest rates than can lower-income households.

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The Posthumous Rothbard

U.S. History

Blog10/20/2017
The Progressive Era was a prelude to our present regime, as Rothbard's new book makes abundantly clear.

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These Feminist Economists Are Right about GDP

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog10/13/2017
GDP ignores household production such as childcare and housework. And that's just one of many problems.

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Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Grow the Economy

Blog10/11/2017
The presence of central banks allows governments to cut tax rates without actually cutting effective taxation.

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Can We Blame the New iPhone's Mediocrity on Inflation?

Money and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog10/10/2017
To keep up with inflation, Apple needed to raise prices. But they also needed to add features to the iPhone to justify the price increase.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2017
Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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How Much Do Central Banks Cost Us?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/11/2017
Anti-gold advocates claim that precious metals are wasteful. This is hardly convincing when we look at the fat budgets and payrolls of central banks.

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Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/10/2017
Republicans’ failure to cut spending means that their tax plan will do little to increase liberty or prosperity.

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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.

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