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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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Thaler Wins Nobel

Other Schools of Thought

Blog10/09/2017
Austrians have been mostly skeptical about behavioral economics.

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America: The Dictatress of the World

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/09/2017
John Quincy Adams warned that if the US sought to run the world, "she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit."

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Is it a Crime to Support Government Aggression?

Blog10/09/2017
Are supporters of the minimum wage law criminals? Possibly, but not necessarily.

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Libertarian Paternalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/09/2017Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon reviews Nudge, co-written by Richard Thaler, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Entrepreneurs Are the Key To Economic Development

Blog10/09/2017
How did the most advanced economies get to where they are? What can less-advanced economies do to catch up with the leading pack?

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Come, You Masters of War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/07/2017
Andrew Bacevich is not optimistic that the American state's drive for constant war will end soon.

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Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Legal SystemThe Police State

When the state keeps us less safe, and falsely fosters the impression that we are safe, we become less free.

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The Story that Netflix’s Heroin(e) Fails to Cover

Legal SystemProtectionism and Free TradePrices

Blog10/07/2017
The state provides incentives to doctors to over-prescribe opioid painkillers. An addiction crisis has followed.

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