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Choosing the Evil of Two Lessers

Big GovernmentLegal SystemStrategy

Blog05/11/2016

Building a freer society means winning the battle of ideas, not the empty contests put on by the central government every four years.

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Why Not Repudiate the National Debt?

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog05/09/2016

Written in 1992, Murray Rothbard makes the case for renouncing Federal debt obligations.

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Of Course the US Government Will Default on Its Debt

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

Blog05/09/2016

The real question about an American default has always been less a matter of if, and more a matter of how and when.

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Penthouse Interviews Murray Rothbard

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/25/2016

Attacking the current political leadership and virtually every element of government policy, Rothbard explains why he still has confidence in the future of America.

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Legal, Permitted, and Arrested

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog04/22/2016

Marijuana was legalized, the owners were permitted, and they asked the government to conduct a business inspection. Instead, the police busted them and stole all their stuff!

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Postal Savings Banks: Not Just a Bernie-Sanders Idea

Big GovernmentMoney and Banking

Blog04/18/2016

Bernie Sanders wants to make the postal service into a bank. It has been tried before.

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For Keynesians, April 15 Is "Stimulus Day"

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2016

Don't Like April 15? Don't worry, your taxes will "stimulate" the economy.

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"Brutus" on Our Brutal Taxes

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2016

The Anti-Federalist "Brutus" predicted 200 years ago how invasive our tax system would become.

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What’s So Moral About Moral Hazard?

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Blog04/13/2016

Moral hazard is a vital concept for economics. We should be careful not to let critics trivialize or dismiss it; when they do, calls for government intervention and special privileges are seldom far behind.

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The Politics of Political Economists

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyInterventionism

Blog04/11/2016

The pragmatist looks for areas where the economy and society fall short of the Garden of Eden, and these, of course, abound. Poverty, unemployment, old people with scurvy, young people with cavities — the list is indeed endless.

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