The Shutdown: The Last Thing We Need is a Government where Everyone Works Together

Blog33 min ago
The ability of a minority to prevent the passage of legislation is a feature of good government — it's not a bug.

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The War on Cops: Where's the Evidence?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog1 hour ago
Heather McDonald's book doesn't exactly demonstrate that a war on cops exists.

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Planned Obsolescence Isn't Really a Problem

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog6 hours ago
The concept of “planned obsolescence” makes no economic sense and is often an excuse for governments to harass and shake down innovative entrepreneurs.

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When Government Shuts Down

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

The lesson of a government shutdown is that the world doesn't fall apart when Uncle Sam takes the day off.

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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/20/2018Mises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.

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Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.

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Ryan McMaken: Are We Getting Poorer?

U.S. Economy

Ryan McMaken and Jeff Deist discuss what makes people rich, and how economists should measure wealth.

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