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Farm Subsidies Are Corporate Welfare — And They Cost Us Plenty

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/11/2019

Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.

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Who Will Benefit More from Libra: The Unbanked, or Wall Street?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog07/11/2019

Since Libra is an extended arm of the current financial system, first-world economies could benefit at the cost of developing economies.

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Murray Rothbard: "Pioneer of Praxeological Analysis"

07/10/2019Power & Market

To Murray N. Rothbard, pioneer of praxeological analysis with all good wishes.  March 2nd, 1967. ~Ludwig von Mises

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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Ignore the Fear Mongering, Here's What Climate Change Models Actually Say

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog07/10/2019

The most alarming of the projections of climate change damages rely on naïve assumptions about human adaptability.

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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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Steve Patterson Challenges Rothbardians: Economic Theory is More Empirical Than You Think

Other Schools of Thought

07/10/2019Audio/Video
Steve Patterson challenges the standard Misesian-Rothbardian view of economics.
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Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2019

Firearm sound suppressors are nothing like they are portrayed in Hollywood movies. Also, they are already heavily regulated by federal officials. Efforts to ban them are nothing more than political posturing.

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