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Bastiat, Hazlitt, and the unseen v. the feds

Big GovernmentInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/20/2007

As a means to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays, the feds are going to reduce the number of flights in and out of New York City during peak travel times. That's certainly one way to...

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Another Reason to Reform Patent Law: Touch Off A Recession!

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/14/2007

And here I thought recessions and the business cycle had something to do with state manipulation of the money supply. Now we have a new culprit: Patent Reform. So here's the deal. There's increasingly hyperbolic...

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Revisiting the Tower of Babel

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/09/2007

Following the biblical narration, the Tower of Babel was said to have been the culmination of a widespread mortal desire to revolt against the creator. Instead what was to result was a crumbling of the foundation of Babylonian civilization, causing exchange to come to a screeching halt and mass...

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Toward a Theory of Strategy for Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/07/2007

The world, at least in the long run, is governed by ideas, writes Murray Rothbard, and it seems clear that libertarianism is only likely to triumph if the ideas spread to and are adopted by a significantly large number of people. And so "education" becomes a necessary condition for the...

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High School Senior's Questions about IP

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate PropertyProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog12/07/2007

I received an impressive inquiry from a high school senior: “I am contacting you to ask if I can interview you for my senior project paper, which is a persuasive paper about why copyrights are invalid and impractical. I will have between 5-10 questions regarding intellectual property for...

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The Postwar Renaissance III: Libertarians and Foreign Policy

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2007

One of the most brilliant and forceful attacks on Cold War foreign policy in the postwar era came from the pen of the veteran free-market publicist Garet Garrett. In his pamphlet "The Rise of Empire," published in 1952, Garrett began by declaring: "We have crossed the boundary...

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