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Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/30/2017
The G7's new "crackdown" on terrorism really means more surveillance of innocent civilians, less free speech, and many more bombs dropped overseas.

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Changes in the Money Supply Don't Cause Business Cycles

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Business cycles do not result from mere fluctuations in the money supply. What is needed is that the changes occur with money made "out of thin air."

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We Don't Need to Create Jobs — We Need to Create Value

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog05/29/2017
Wages spring directly from, and are proportional to, the degree in which a job creates wealth by helping to satisfy an unmet need.

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Self-Determination, not Universalism, is the Goal

Free MarketsLegal SystemStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog05/29/2017
The future is decentralized; why are so many libertarians arguing for the opposite?

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Memorial Day and the Meaning of Freedom

Blog05/29/2017
What does freedom really mean? Freedom is the absence of state coercion. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less.

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There Ain’t no Economics in Economic Impact Studies

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2017
Interest groups often commission "impact studies" that just happen to prove the economy will benefit from whatever the interest group wants to do.

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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/26/2017
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.

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Patrick Newman: Rothbard vs. The Progressive Era

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

05/26/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Patrick Newman discuss Murray Rothbard's unique analysis of a critical time in US history.

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Federal Bureaucrat to the Public: Be Afraid!

Blog05/26/2017
Governments have always thrived on the fear of the taxpayers, and the DHS secretary is sure that if we knew what he knew, we'd "never leave the house."

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The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big Government to Crush the Competition

The EntrepreneurMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/26/2017
In a typical case of an industry using government to fight the competition, the American Optometric Assoc. wants a monopoly in the eyecare industry.

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