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Nullification Works: Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

The Police StateU.S. HistoryPrivate Property


Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

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Computer Networks and Applications: Open or Closed?

EntrepreneurshipPrivate Property


Computing and networking practices move in cycles. In the early days of computing, processing occurred in a few large mainframe computers, with users dialing in using "dumb" terminals. The PC revolution of the 1980s made it possible for simple tasks to be performed locally, on the desktop, while...

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Ronald Coase, Murray Rothbard, and Walter Block on the Indian River

Private Property


There is controversy on the Indian River in southeast Florida where fishermen are complaining about the fertilizer runoff from sugar farms. The fertilizer runoff leads to an overgrowth of algae in...

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Land Monopoly

Big GovernmentMonopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property


"There are two types of ethically invalid land titles: "feudalism," in which there is continuing aggression by titleholders of land against peasants engaged in transforming the soil; and land-engrossing, where arbitrary claims to virgin land are used to keep first-transformers out of that land...

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The Anti-Utopianism of Private-Property Anarchism

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryPrivate Property


"As a reflection of this fundamental realism—anti-utopianism—of his private-property anarchism, Rothbard, unlike most contemporary political philosophers, accorded central importance to the subject of punishment.  For him, private property and the right to physical defense were inseparable.  No...

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Are eulas contrary to property rights?

Legal SystemPrivate Property


One of my favorite blogs on is Copyfascism Watch because it always raises challenging questions and offers great arguments and documentation. Today, the...

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The Mirage of the Mortgage Fix

Capital and Interest TheoryInterventionismPrivate Property


The sea of inflationary credit is the core problem behind the falling dollar, the subprime crisis, the housing meltdown, not to mention the rise in the national debt and a thousand other problems. No one in Washington seems to understand the reason for the crisis, much less how to fix it. A good...

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High School Senior's Questions about IP

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate PropertyProduction TheoryValue and Exchange


I received an impressive inquiry from a high school senior: “I am contacting you to ask if I can interview you for my senior project paper, which is a persuasive paper about why copyrights are invalid and impractical. I will have between 5-10 questions regarding intellectual property for you to...

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The sad, sad fate of renewed copyrights

Private Property


Here is one example of a million. It occurred to us the other day that it would be useful to have Robert Taft's book A Foreign Policy for Americans (1951) in print. It is not a great book but an important one for American political history because it establishes the essential non-...

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