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A Message From Lew Rockwell

U.S. HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Mises called Hazlitt "the economic conscience of our country and of our nation."

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How Unions Used Licensing to Crush Ethnic Barbershops

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/21/2016

Barbering offered a living wage to many Italian-Americans and blacks during the 19th century. Thus, a labor union stepped in to put an end to that.

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Why the Bill of Rights Is Failing

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/15/2016

The words of the Bill of Rights are nice, but they mean nothing if the public abandons the ideology that underpins the Bill of Rights itself.

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Keep the Federal Courts Out of the Electoral College

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2016

There is no such thing as a "national election" in the United States. The feds should have no say in how electoral votes are assigned.

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Three Cheers for the Articles of Confederation

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2016

The way we remember the Articles of Confederation has more to do with the success of American nationalists than with the Articles' actual record.

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Why Indian-Tribe Sovereignty Is Important

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2016

Federal regulators should no longer have any say over what happens on Tribal lands. The same should apply to the states as well.

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Don’t Want a Muslim Registry? Abolish the Census

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/01/2016

The Census Bureau once helped round up Japanese-Americans for concentration camps. The Bureau could be similarly "helpful" in the future.

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The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/25/2016

New executive-branch regulations now place a greater burden on citizens than newly passed laws in Congress.

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Week in Review: November 25, 2016

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/25/2016

Thanksgiving is not simply a holiday celebrating the abundance of capitalism, but a time to give thanks for all we are grateful for.

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