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The Collapse of America's Health Care Industry

Mark Thornton explains why Obamacare is simply one more step along the road to health care serfdom. Thornton is a...

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Hayek and Friedman: Head to Head

This lecture by Roger Garrison was presented at the 2012 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama.

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All I Want for Christmas is a (Real) Government Shutdown

Those who voted for the omnibus to avoid a shutdown fail to grasp that the consequences of blindly expanding government...

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The Social Function of Economic Inequality

The rich make new resource-intensive products economically feasible. Those wealthy early-adopters of new products act...

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The American Revolution Was Not a Party

Some are now debating over whether or not the Ferguson riots are in the tradition of the Boston Tea Party. While the...

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The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago

The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, a bill with racist origins designed to increase the tax burden on non-whites in the...

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Diversity in Goals Brings Diversity in Value

Every person has different goals for himself, which means everyone will value differently the means to attain those...

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State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be

States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer...

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Our Enemy The Fed

Glenn Jacobs explains why understanding the Federal Reserve System is one of the most important tasks facing Americans.