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Socialists and Other Grotesque Ingrates

Media and CultureStrategy

07/15/2018Audio/Video
Tom Woods presents the opening lecture of Mises University 2018.

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The Enterprise of Customary Law

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
Our modern reliance on government to make law and establish order is not the historical norm.

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Tax Evasion: Goooooaaaallll!

Blog07/14/2018

Ronaldo and Messi have heroically taken elaborate steps to keep money they’ve earned away from the government of Spain. 

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Bryan Caplan Critiques Jeff Deist on Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/14/2018

Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.

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Is Norway a Role Model for "Democratic Socialism"?

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog07/14/2018

If Scandinavian countries are socialist, then so is the United States.

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Allen Mendenhall on our Hyper-Political Supreme Court

Legal SystemMedia and CultureStrategy

07/13/2018Audio/Video
Allen Mendenhall and Jeff Deist discuss why the Supreme Court won't save us from a rapacious federal government.

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Can the State Reduce Poverty?

Free MarketsLegal SystemPovertyInterventionism

07/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
Anti-poverty "strategies" like mandatory overtime pay, state-protected unionization, and opposition to labor-saving devices only serve to increase the cost of living for poor and rich alike.

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The War on Curiosity

EducationPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2018

People engaging in motivated ignorance “neither know — nor want to know — what the opposition has to say.”

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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