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A Tax Increase on Advertising Is a Very Bad Idea

Taxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog10/05/2017
Advertising serves a key function in the economy, and raising taxes on it comes with a hefty price.

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Why Small States Are Better

A new book explains why a world of small states would be more peaceful and more free.

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George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

10/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
What Garet Garrett called a "complex of vaunting and fear" has been the hallmark of the American Empire, and previous empires.

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Lysander Spooner: Freedom Trumps the Rule of Law

Blog10/04/2017
Most people would have considered Charles Sumner to be sufficiently anti-slavery. But Lysander Spooner was not "most people."

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Why the Euro Took a Dive After Merkel's Re-Election

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog10/04/2017
Angela Merkel may now be forced to include the Free Democrats in her new coalition. That's bad news for those who favor a more centralized EU.

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Yellow Journalism and Cheech and Chong: Drug Policy in the 70s

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

10/04/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explores US drug policy between the Nixon and Reagan Administrations.

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Foreign Capital Investment: The Antidote to Global Inequality

History of the Austrian School of Economics

10/03/2017Mises Daily Articles
Foreign investment and free trade are the keys to rapidly increasing a government's wealth. Unfortunately, most governments demonize both of these.

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Without Government, Who Will Force Drivers off the Roads?

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/03/2017
Because the municipal government can't solve the traffic congestion problem, residents may be forced to walk, cycle, or use public transit more often.

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Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog10/03/2017
In the 70s, we were told to panic about population growth. Now we're told to panic about population decline. But is it really a problem?

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After Vegas Shooting, It's Time to Take Private Security Seriously

Blog10/03/2017
The state goes to great pains to protect its own personnel from violence and harm. The public, on the other hand, seems far less concerned.

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