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Why Business Owners Can't Just "Pass on" Tax Costs to Consumers

Taxes and Spending


If business owners could increase their prices without a loss in sales, they would have already done so. Yet many conservatives mistakenly claim tax increases are just "passed on" to consumers.

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Why Interventionist Economists Love to Talk about Externalities

Property Rights


Step 1: claim that only government can solve the problem of "externalities." Step 2: claim that externalities are everywhere. Step 3: send in bureaucrats to solve every "problem" caused by externalities.

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Why Fans of Censorship Are Obsessed with Stories about Yelling "Fire!" in a Theater


The fact that such a vacuous and irrelevant example became such a compelling argument for the government restriction of freedom of speech in many other areas is disturbing.

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What Spooner Can Teach Us in Our Age of Neofascism

U.S. History


Neo-Spoonerism: there is no treason against the federal government, because the federal government does not abide by the document which it claims as its foundational authority to govern.

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Who Will Build the Roads? Anyone Who Stands to Benefit from Them.

Taxes and Spending


The appropriate question is not “Who will build the roads?” but rather “Who will pay for them without taxation?” History suggests the answer is "lots of people" and the "public goods" theory is wrong.

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Why Did Google Ads Ban LewRockwell.com?



Google says it can only tolerate "accurate" information and has banned LewRockwell.com from its advertising program. This position only makes sense if one makes some faulty assumptions about how information is spread. 

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Why a Bear Market in Bonds Points to a Weakening Economy

Money and Banks


Years of bubbles and malinvestment have a downside: the destruction of the productive, wealth-building parts of the economy. And that could mean higher interest rates.

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What the New Nobel Winners Get Wrong about Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


The new Nobel winners apparently think we can discover economic laws by crunching numbers. That's not how it works.

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