The Police State

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Is Ross Ulbricht a Libertarian Hero?

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

06/02/2015Mises Daily Articles
The state was being even more sadistic than usual when it handed down an unwarranted life sentence to Ross Ulbricht. Many libertarians hail Ulbricht, founder of Silk Road, as a hero of freedom. But did he really forward the cause of free markets?
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The Sky Is Not Falling: Legal Pot Turns One in Colorado

Financial MarketsHealthThe Police State

01/13/2015Mises Daily Articles
Mark Thornton reviews the first year of cannabis legalization in Colorado and the fact that the predictions of the prophets of dooms have failed to materialize. Meanwhile, the power of the state in this area continues to weaken.
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Private Volunteers Step In Where Police Are AWOL

The EntrepreneurThe Police StateU.S. History

12/23/2014Audio/Video
Where police fail, as at Ferguson and in Detroit, private firms and volunteers have stepped in. And yet the state continues to claim that its employed enforcers are a thin blue line between order and chaos, writes Julian Adorney. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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Private Volunteers Step In Where Police Are AWOL

The EntrepreneurThe Police StateU.S. History

12/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
Where police fail, as at Ferguson and in Detroit, private firms and volunteers have stepped in. And yet the state continues to claim that its employed enforcers are a thin blue line between order and chaos.
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The American Revolution Was Not a Party

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Some are now debating over whether or not the Ferguson riots are in the tradition of the Boston Tea Party. While the Tea Party itself may seem relatively innocent, the violence of the revolution itself was not nearly so innocent.
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The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago

Free MarketsThe Police StateU.S. History

12/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, a bill with racist origins designed to increase the tax burden on non-whites in the United States, was passed 100 years ago today. It has since given birth to an immense police state apparatus.
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Bob Murphy: The Case for Private Defense

Legal SystemThe Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPrivate Property

12/12/2014Audio/Video
Recent events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri and the choking death of Eric Garner have brought police misconduct to the forefront. Libertarians rightfully point out that police (unlike private actors) are largely immune from criminal prosecution, civil liability, or even losing their jobs. And...
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Speaker Panel: Question and Answer Period

Big GovernmentLegal SystemThe Police StateU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

11/08/2014Audio/Video
Featuring Ron Paul, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Lew Rockwell, Jeff Deist, and David Gordon.
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