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Greece Never Really Recovered from Its Financial Crisis

Greece will have to do a lot to change from its high-tax, high-regulation status quo in order to improve an economy that has stagnated since 2008.

10/03/2019Power & Market
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Government Property Is Not Really "Public" Property

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

09/25/2019The Free Market
As I learned growing up in Allegheny County, the sign that reads, "Keep out, Property of Allegheny County," does not refer only to those who live outside the county.
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Government "Accountability" Isn't Real Accountability

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/28/2019

Being held accountabile in the real world usually means making reparations for incompetence or malice. But this sort of accountability almost never applies to governments.

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Good Fascists and Bad Fascists

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

06/05/2019Mises Daily Articles
People often flirt with the idea that we need a little bit of fascism — but only on the side of God and democracy.
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Government Laws Are Not Contracts

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

05/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Because enforced contract law and full property rights are the foundations of freedom, governance systems should be based on enforceable contracts that defend property rights.
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Government's Counterproductive War Against Smoking

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/20/2019

The data does not show that government taxes and regulation have been responsible for declines in smoking. At the same time, government approved cigarettes may be more dangerous than black market cigarettes.

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Government Pensions, Incentives, and Our Everlasting Welfare State

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/07/2019

It turns out that workforce participation drops off significantly once it becomes possible to live off a government pension instead. Thus, pension policies have placed an enormous burden on those who still have to work.

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Government Road Management: Is There a Better Way?

Blog02/19/2019

With roads, it is time to give private enterprise a chance.

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