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How Governments Can Manipulate Murder Rates by Excluding "Terrorist" Killings

Legal SystemThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy


Days after the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, President Obama had the chutzpah to stand up in Paris of all places and declare that mass shootings don't occur "in other countries."

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New York State Bans Fantasy Football

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePrivate PropertyValue and Exchange


New York State Attorney General says that fantasy football is just as bad for you as the State Lottery. The lottery is actually much worse!


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Rothbard: Gun Regulation Explained

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

[A selection from For a New Liberty.]

If, as libertarians believe, every individual has the right to own his person and property, it then follows that he...

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Should the Ashley Madison Hackers Go to Jail?

Legal SystemPolitical Theory


For starters, consider that personal and business reputations might well become even more important in a more libertarian society. Our reflexive aversion to cheats, liars, and secrecy is very much in accord with human nature, and there’s every reason to believe a private legal system would...

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Microbreweries Craft New Flavors of IP Regulation

Legal SystemU.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipInterventionismMonopoly and Competition


There’s an interesting story in the news about my hometown of Fort Collins, and how its growing craft beer scene is threatened by intellectual property disputes.

The microbrew...

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Mormont Shrugged; or, Lessons from the Game of Thrones

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory


Readers of this blog may remember previous posts about George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire and its TV adaptation, Game of Thrones. Carmen Dorobăţ and I have recently collected our writing into a forthcoming book chapter, available for free.


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Feds Seize Widow's Legally-Obtained Money — Because Terrorism

Legal SystemThe Police StatePrivate Property


The banking system in the United States today functions largely as a spy agency for the federal government.

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Posner on Privacy

Legal SystemThe Police State


At a recent conference on cybercrime, Judge Richard Posner, a well-known federal appeals court judge and one of the founders of the “law and economics” movement, said that the needs of national security trump a supposed right to privacy.


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All Videos from the Costa Mesa Mises Circle

Big GovernmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory


All of videos from the Mises Circle in Costa Mesa — Society Without the State: Law and Order in a Free World — are now available.


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