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The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

03/28/2016Mises Wire
Due to over prescription of legal opiates, many patients become addicted and end up turning to illegal opiates like heroin. Overdoses and other tragedies soon follow.

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To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

The Police StateTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

03/18/2016Mises Wire
Imposing restrictions on trade is not a mere academic exercise. It requires government agents, courts, prisons, police, and the whole panoply of the punitive, coercive state. To oppose free trade is to support more jails, fines, regulations, and more.

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The Continuing Demonization of Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

02/18/2016Audio/Video
The public has been successfully conditioned to view the use of cash as something suspicious. Meanwhile, thanks to growin g pressure from government, private business now often considers cash to be more trouble than it's worth, writes Paul-Martin Foss ...

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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. Economy

02/08/2016Audio/Video
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have criminal records, writes Justin Murray.

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The Continuing Demonization of Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

02/03/2016Mises Wire
The public has been successfully conditioned to view the use of cash as something suspicious. Meanwhile, thanks to growing pressure from government, private business now often considers cash to be more trouble than it's worth...

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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

02/02/2016Mises Wire
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have criminal records.

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom

Free MarketsLegal SystemThe Police StatePhilosophy and Methodology

01/11/2016Books
Alcohol abuse and heavy tobacco use are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. It seems rather ludicrous to advocate the outlawing of drugs and not the outlawing of alcohol and tobacco. (p. 11) Vance writes from a viewpoint that will surprise many readers.
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With Mass Shootings, the State Makes Us Less Safe

Legal SystemThe Police StateWorld History

11/25/2015Mises Wire
President Obama has claimed that mass shootings do not occur in other countries. But, the data is clear that they do happen other places, and in places with stringent gun control laws. Worldwide, the state fails to keep its citizens safe.

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The Week in Review: November 21, 2015

Big GovernmentEducationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

11/21/2015Mises Wire
The Paris attacks forced the world's attention away from causes such as the plight of "white privilege" on college campuses and back to the consequences of blowback to interventionist foreign policy. Unfortunately, the political response to these atrocities have been predictable...

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Louis Rouanet: The Paris Terror Attacks

Media and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

11/20/2015Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Louis Rouanet discuss the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

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