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Reassessing the Presidency: Book and Lectures

Big GovernmentThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog02/16/2015

In 2001, the Mises Institute published Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom, by John V Denson, which examines the role of the US presidency in warmaking, police powers, and a variety of attacks on private property and human rights.

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Feds Seize Widow's Legally-Obtained Money — Because Terrorism

Legal SystemThe Police StatePrivate Property

Blog02/11/2015

The banking system in the United States today functions largely as a spy agency for the federal government.

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Eric Holder: Defender of Private Property?

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Blog02/04/2015

US AG Holder did something good on asset forfeiture. But don't break out the prize for Libertarian of the Year just yet.

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If the FBI Says It, It Must Be True

The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/30/2014

Why do so many people who claim to be against big government believe everything the government says about foreign policy? 

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Nullification Works: Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

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Blog12/17/2014

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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Posner on Privacy

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Blog12/10/2014

At a recent conference on cybercrime, Judge Richard Posner, a well-known federal appeals court judge and one of the founders of the “law and economics” movement, said that the needs of national security trump a supposed right to privacy.

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Judge Napolitano Versus Forced Quarantines

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Blog10/30/2014

One can make the case that in a thoroughly decentralized and anarchistic society, persons may find themselves in a state of practical near-quarantine because private owners of airlines, airports, lodging facilities, and even communities with private security may refuse entry or passage to...

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"Depenalizing" Marijuana Reduces Crime

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Blog10/09/2014

A recent paper published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy, "Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment," reports on experimental policing in the city of...

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Government "Security" Dictated by Prank-Calling Sadist in Walmart Shooting

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Blog09/29/2014

The shooting death of John Crawford in an Ohio Walmart store well illustrates the difference between private security and monopoly government security which is the final judge of...

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