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The Pratt Street Riot and Baltimore’s Secession

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

06/06/2018Audio/Video
Baltimore citizens resist the movement of the Union troops, leading to the first blood spilled in combat during the Civil War.

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Breaking the Educational Cartel

Education

Blog06/06/2018

Religious institutions are in an excellent position to undermine the state's educational institutions. Unfortunately, they're not interested. 

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Seattle Declares War on Workers With Wage and Housing Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/06/2018

From growth controls to minimum wage laws, Seattle's government is working hard to cut incomes and increase the cost of living.

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The Marshall Plan Isn't the Success Story You Think it Is

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog06/05/2018

On the 71st Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, let's recall that international wealth redistribution schemes don't work any better than domestic ones. 

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The Absurdity of Keynesian Economics

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/05/2018

There is good reason to study Keynesianism: It helps us understand what the policymakers in government are likely to do in any given circumstance.

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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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Goods Can Never Be Distributed "Equally" — Especially Not In a Socialist Regime

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog06/05/2018

There is no truly equal way to distribute goods. But capitalism offers a way for more people to benefit from the process of bidding for those goods and services.

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Who is Murray Rothbard?

BiographiesFree MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2018Audio/Video
David Gordon discusses Murray Rothbard’s contributions to economic theory and their broader historical context.

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Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog06/04/2018

So impressive is compensation in the U.S. that even fast food businesses are bidding up wages to compete.

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What the Supreme Court Got Wrong in Its Gay-Wedding Cake Decision

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/04/2018

There's really no need to do legal gymnastics about religious freedom. A simple respect for property rights solves the problem of forced baking of gay-wedding cakes.

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