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Audio: Tom Woods and Ryan McMaken on Policing and Abolishing the FBI

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Blog08/27/2016

Tom Woods and I spoke about the FBI and its origins, and why law enforcement is made more dangerous by the state's drive to manage our lives.

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DEA Seizes $200 Million from Travelers Using Travel Records

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog08/18/2016

The drug war enables government agents to seize the property of people never convicted of any crime.

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How the Feds Support Eco-Terrorism

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Blog08/10/2016

The Federal government likes to play both sides of the environmentalism debate in order to increase its own power.

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Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

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Blog08/03/2016

The state at all levels is unable to legislate against intent despite its best efforts.

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Discrimination Against Discrimination: Why We Don’t Need Anti-Discrimination Laws

Big GovernmentLegal SystemInterventionism

Blog07/26/2016

Allow discrimination for anybody for any reason so that those who discriminate for the "wrong" reasons are naturally removed from the market.

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FTC Cracks Down on Sponsored Content

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Blog07/21/2016

Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare.

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The Week in Review: July 16, 2016

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Blog07/15/2016

Government policing is, after all, a government program. It should be treated accordingly.

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Why We Get More Policing Than We Need: It's "Free"

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Blog07/13/2016

Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.

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Too Many Laws: Why Police Encounters Escalate

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Blog07/12/2016

Many encounters will police escalate to the point of violence because the list of criminal offenses is so long, and the penalties are so draconian.

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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us

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Blog07/11/2016

There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.

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