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Ilana Mercer is an author. Her latest is book is Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.

 

Democratic Despotism

Mises DailySeptember 16, 2004
The road to serfdom — in both Norway and America— is no coincidental detour, writes Ilana Mercer, but rather a well-charted destiny and often flows through mass political participation...

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Convicted for Fearing Conviction

Mises DailyMarch 17, 2004
The entrapment of Ms. Stewart and Mr. Bacanovic, writes Ilana Mercer, conjures the scene in the movies where the suspect bolts and the cop gives chase. "If you are innocent, why did you run?" the detective demands...

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Bush's Call for Quotas

Mises DailyJanuary 24, 2003
It is debatable whether Bush should be intervening in the admission standards of one Michigan College. But it is perfectly apparent that he should do something to restore a free market in labor in his own neck of the woods. As might be expected, Bush intervenes where he either can't or should not,...

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Communism in Capital Markets

Mises DailyOctober 7, 2002
It is hard to understand the vague and ill-defined laws Martha Stewart and Sam Waksal are accused of violating. But the premise of the law is not hard to divine: Competition in capital markets must proceed from a level playing field. All investors are entitled to the same information advantage...

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Addicted to the Drug War

Mises DailyDecember 18, 2001
The brutal punishing of adults for the substances they ought to be able to ingest, inhale, or inject at their own peril is based on a parochial and moribund prior restraint argument. Considering the extent and severity of its assault on otherwise peaceable people, the state's conduct in the war...

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