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The Drug War Is Pushing More Migrants to Our Borders

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog06/26/2018

The US can help itself by ending the Drug War — which will bring some normalcy back to Central America.

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The UN's Absurd Measure of US Poverty

Poverty

Blog06/26/2018

The UN relies on a "relative poverty" rate that tells us very little about actual poverty — and also just happens to make the US look bad.

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Why We Need Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House Books

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog06/25/2018

The books of Laura Ingalls Wilder show a more civilized and libertarian side of the American frontier.

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Marx's View of the Division of Labor

Labor and WagesPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog06/25/2018

The division of labor is what made the West rich and has kept it rich. It's telling that Marx planned to abolish the division of labor altogether.

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Cuba Denuclearized in 1962 — Why Continue the Embargo?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/25/2018

President Trump is saying that the U.S. government will lift economic sanctions against North Korea if it “denuclearizes.” Cuba denuclearized in 1962. 

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Who is Richard Cantillon?

History of the Austrian School of Economics

06/25/2018Audio/Video
Richard Cantillon (1680–1734) was perhaps the most important and influential economist of all time, though few people have ever heard of him.

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Trade Tariffs Won’t Crash the World Economy, Monetary Policy Will

Global EconomyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Many people fail to correctly distinguish between the causes and effects of price inflation and those of monetary inflation.

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The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central problem that confronts modern libertarian political theory is how to place limits on the number and kinds of intrusions in which government may engage — and how to ensure that it will confine itself to these limits.
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Trump's Two Biggest Trade Myths

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/23/2018

Government stats on trade deficits tell only a tiny bit of the real story. 

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What's Behind Trump's Korea Agreement

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/23/2018

Trump's Singapore Summit was really just a way for him to cede power in the region to the Koreas and to China. 

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