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Patents and Progress

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Patents lack a basis in natural rights; to the contrary, they may be a patent absurdity
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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

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Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.

We Don't Believe You


Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate, can be answered thus: "We don't believe you." 

Economic Causes of War

08/11/2022Mises Daily Articles

Under a system of private ownership, in which the government's only function is to protect property rights, it is immaterial where the frontiers of people's country are drawn.

Thomas Piketty Wants to Bring Back Communism in the Guise of Democratic Socialism


Thomas Piketty writes about equality and believes that reimposing communism in the West will achieve it. Mark Thornton disagrees.

Africa Needs Conventional Fuels, Not Windmills and Solar Panels


Western elites are using Africa as their little laboratory for renewable energy schemes. Not surprisingly, these intitatives leave Africans in poverty and their economies in tatters.

The Income Tax Really Is Evil

08/10/2022Mises Daily Articles

Only by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment can freedom from an interventionist government be restored to the American people.

Low Interest Rates and High Taxes Won't Help against Inflation: The Economy Needs Savings and Real Investment


Now that inflation is the highest it has been in four decades, the monetary authorities are trying one trick after another. Only ending artificially low interest rates will help.

The Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump Is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle


The recent raid on Donald Trump's Florida home is one more event in Democrats and Never Trumpers' never-ending attempt to have Trump arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Our political classes are unleashing something that cannot be contained.



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