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How Third-Party Payers Drive Up Medical Costs

The modern health insurance industry, a by-product of government regulation and tax policy, has led to a system in which the consumer of medical services doesn’t know the costs or final prices charged for services. Without a functioning system of price signals, prices cannot be contained.


Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

The Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while and illustrates anew ongoing trends in the decline of the nation-state.


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Ryan McMaken: Call for Papers: Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy
Jo Ann Cavallo sends along this call for papers.  She's co-editing a new volume with Carlo Lottieri:  Annali d’Italianistica 2016 Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy Guest-Editors: Jo Ann Cavallo (Columbia Uni ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum
Mises Daily weekend by Ryan McMaken In spite of its failure in the short term, the Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while establishing a precedent that regions can decide for themselves to secede even without a nation-wide ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Audio: A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote
Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective. Audio file, 13 minutes. David is a Chartered Secretary and has a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Economics. After living in London for many years ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Bylund on Coasean Transaction Costs
Per Bylund recently published “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization” in the Journal of Management Studies. Bylund writes: It is a ... More »

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Toward a Libertarian Society

Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the pre... More »

Economics of Prohibition, The

It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton. ... More »

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

When this gem first appeared in 1963, it took the form of a small paperback designed for mass distribution. We've conjured up that spirit again with this special edition of Rothbard's primer... More »

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