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The FDA’s Cigar Fascism

The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/26/2016

New FDA regulations — like most crony capitalist regs — will help large established businesses while hurting smaller ones.

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The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog07/22/2016

When police are trained to regard the citizens as military opponents, bad things happen.

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When Guerrilla Warfare Can Succeed — And When It Will Fail

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/20/2016

Murray Rothbard suggested that non-state insurgents were preferable to state-operated militaries. But can non-state armies ever succeed?

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Why We Get More Policing Than We Need: It's "Free"

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2016

Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.

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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog07/11/2016

There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.

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The Lessons of the 1920–21 Depression

U.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

Blog07/11/2016

James Grant has shown us how the only sure cure for depression is deflation and liquidation of overblown resource and asset prices.

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The Week in Review: July 9, 2016

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/08/2016

This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state.

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Abolish the FBI

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/07/2016

Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to shield politicians from the law.

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The Supreme Court’s New Attack on the Fourth Amendment

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog07/06/2016

Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court — part of the US government — recently decided to expand the powers and privileges of the US government.

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"Gun Violence" as a Rhetorical Trick in the Gun-Control Debate

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/06/2016

When a pundit refers to "gun violence" when the discussion is about homicide, they're usually trying to hide something.

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