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How To Have Law Without Legislation

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2017
Decree that no violence may be initiated against another man, and all the loopholes for tyranny would be swept away.

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Can Switzerland Survive Today's Assault on Cash and Sound Money?

Swiss WatchWorld History

The Swiss love of privacy and sound economics has endured for centuries. But global trends continue to chip away at these venerable traditions.

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Venezuela on the Brink

Socialism

08/05/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and guests Luis Cirocco and Rafael Acevedo discuss how quickly Venezuela is unraveling.

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MacLean's Book Takes Progressive Conspiracy Theories to a New Level

Media and Culture

Blog08/04/2017
MacLean's hit piece on "radical" libertarians uses the usual tactics: spinning complex conspiracy theories to "prove" the racism of political enemies.

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This Time, It's a Bubble in Rentals

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/04/2017FedWatch
Fannie and Freddie are rushing to finance the current rental boom, and package them as mortgage-backed securities. What could go wrong?

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Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2017
When tax cuts lay the ground work for a better economy, government statistics often fail to measure the benefits.

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Mike Huckabee on the 17th Amendment: Evil Plot or Great Idea?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/03/2017
Repealing the 17th Amendment has its upside, but a simple repeal doesn't go nearly far enough.

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Why Police Prefer Drug Raids Over Investigating Violent Crimes

Legal System

Blog08/03/2017
Governments and police departments often benefit more from arresting small-time non-violent offenders than by prosecuting truly violent ones.

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Violence: How It's Different From Market Exchange

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/03/2017
Not all human action is truly voluntary in the marketplace. Violence can be used to distort and force a wide variety of relationship among human beings.

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017
There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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