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Tom Woods: What I Learned from Murray Rothbard

BiographiesStrategy

08/11/2017Audio/Video
Tom Woods shares his experiences meeting Murray Rothbard.

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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.

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The Google Manifesto – and What it Means

Bureaucracy and RegulationEntrepreneurship

Blog08/10/2017
Google can concentrate on innovation and profits — or it can focus on bureaucratic rules against thoughtcrimes. Google has apparently chosen the latter.

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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/10/2017FedWatch
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.

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A Flat Tax Is Not More "Efficient" Than a Tax System with Loopholes

Taxes and SpendingValue and Exchange

Blog08/10/2017
If we want taxpayers to be more efficient, we should be giving them more tax loopholes. Closing loopholes has the opposite effect.

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The End of the Nation-State

World History

Blog08/10/2017
The problem is that government is based on coercion, and it is, at a minimum, suboptimal to base a social structure on institutionalized coercion.

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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/09/2017
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila.

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It's Not Urban vs. Rural — It's Suburban vs. Urban

U.S. History

Blog08/09/2017
Although the the media has become obsessed with rural Trump voters, the fact is suburban voters and taxpayers are far more important.

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The Plan to "Privatize" the Afghanistan War Doesn't Privatize Anything

War and Foreign PolicyMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/09/2017
The Trump administration is considering a new scheme for the War in Afghanistan. The American taxpayers are unlikely to see any benefit.

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Why Government Has a Dangerous Obsession with Statistics

Big GovernmentCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog08/08/2017
In a free market, businesses have little need of economy-wide statistics. They are, however, desperately needed for any sort of government planning.

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