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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

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From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.

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A Jobless Recovery Is Coming to Europe

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The destruction of the free market, competition, and innovation may seem appealing to some now, but the likely outcome of poor employment, negative real wage growth, and stagnation should be a real cause of concern.

Elections in the Bicameral Congress


The fragmentation of power into many small local units is likely to make oppression of minorities more difficult. On the other hand, consolidation of power into a single popularly-elected Congress posed a grave threat to the rights of ordinary Americans. 

Biden's Big Spending Plans Will Not Revive the Economy


Even without deficits or new taxes, Biden's infrastructure spending plan will only create more malinvestment and inflict further damage on an already weakened economy. 

The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner


In his new book, The Great Fiction, Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses how every property owner now faces the threat of his property being turned into "fiat property" at the whim of the state, at any time. 

The Enemy Is Always the State

04/19/2021Mises Daily Articles

One day, the Institute publishes an article criticizing Republicans. The Left cheers, but the Rights denounces us. The next day we criticize Democrats and the Right cheers while the Left is enraged. Yet our position is always consistently against the state. 

Who's to Blame for Normalizing One-Man Rule?


Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.

Biden's Amtrak Infrastructure Scam


Profit-seeking entrepreneurs move factors of production to their highest and most economical uses. Amtrak, on the other hand, is diverting useful factors of production from higher use values to lower-valued uses. To put it another way, Amtrak is destroying wealth.

The Problem with "Just Do What the Cops Say and You Won't Get Hurt"


Apologists for police abuse often claim that if a citizen complies with police orders and does what he's told, then he won't get hurt. The evidence says otherwise. 



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