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How to Know if Government Is Too Big

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/07/2019

If governments do anything more than protect property rights, then they're too big.

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The National Debt Is Now More than Ten Times Annual Tax Receipts

If we compare the federal government's debt load to its income (i.e., tax receipts) the debt load is bigger than its ever been.

09/06/2019Power & Market
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Hazlitt in One Lesson with Walter Block

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

09/06/2019Audio/Video
Professor Walter Block joins Jeff Deist for a fantastic in-depth discussion of Henry Hazlitt and his work.
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Tariffs Are an Attack on Natural Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/06/2019

The British opponents of the Corn Laws rightly understood that tariffs and other restrictions on trade are violations of fundamental natural rights, and that they privilege certain entrenched interests at the expense of everyone else.

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A More Sane Alternative to Government Prisons

Legal System

Blog09/06/2019

A truly effective criminal justice system would be built on restitution, not imprisonment and punishment. Moreover, government-funded prisons have no incentive to rehabilitate prisons since they receive funding regardless of outcomes.

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The High Price of a "Free Lunch"

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/06/2019

Most everyone dislikes being taxed to pay for government. So governments turn to borrowing and printing money. But those methods aren't really any less costly than taxation.

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Democrats and Republicans Team Up to Send Federal Spending to New All-Time Highs

Spending has gone up relentlessly since Republicans gained control of both the White House in Congress in 2016. The Democratic takeover of the House has, not surprisingly, done nothing to stop the spending juggernaut.

09/06/2019Power & Market
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