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Auberon Herbert On Self Defense

Political Theory

Blog08/16/2019

"If the self is the real property of the individual, force may be employed to repel the force that would take from an individual this special bit of property in himself."

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A Prince of Liechtenstein Discusses Private Property and Political Discourse

Global Economy

Blog08/16/2019

"The biggest problem, not only economically but also politically, is the debt problem. It is unimaginable, how this madness of creating more and more debt and just pushing the economy by inflating the money supply will end."

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The High Cost of Occupational Licensing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/16/2019

Occupational licensing may increase quality for some higher income customers. But licensing increases monopoly power for dominant firms while driving lower-income customers out of the marketplace.

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Why $100 Bills Are Now the US Dollar's Most Common Banknote

08/16/2019Power & Market

Perhaps in the future, physical dollars and digital dollars will be recognized as two distinct mediums of exchange.

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Why Joe Biden Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate

Blog08/15/2019

The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.

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The Problem of Immoral Choices in the Marketplace

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/15/2019

Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete dictation over all choices.

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White Collar Welfare: What It's Like to Work for the Federal Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/15/2019

Shannon O'Toole's memoir on working for the FDIC helps us understand why some have taken to calling federal employment "white collar welfare."

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The Problem with Private Prisons Is Not that They Are Private

Blog08/15/2019

Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.

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