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Don't Confuse "Private" Prisons with Free-Market Prisons

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

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"Private" prisons are really just taxpayer-funded, monopolistic agents for the state. There is nothing free market about them.


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The Hopeless GOP Narrative

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago

Even in the face of a century of collectivist horrors, Republicans still can't win the essential "us vs. them" game.

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Audio: Tom Woods and Ryan McMaken on Policing and Abolishing the FBI

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory


Tom Woods and I spoke about the FBI and its origins, and why law enforcement is made more dangerous by the state's drive to manage our lives.

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Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

EducationHealthPolitical Theory


Americans enjoy one of the world's highest incomes levels. But their fondness for spending means they have have relatively low levels of wealth.


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Millennials Love Free Markets, But Don't Understand Them

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


How is it possible for Millennials to favor both a socialist government and a capitalist economy? It is simple, they don't truly understand the concepts.

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Socialism: The World's Greatest Generator of Poverty

World HistoryPolitical Theory


If you are looking for a short introduction to socialism that rewards rereading, Thomas DiLorenzo's The Problem With Socialism is it.

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Nasty Politics and "Low-Information Voters" Are Nothing New

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Jon Grinspan's new book The Virgin Vote reminds us that democracy has no golden age of civil and well-reasoned electioneering.

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Election 2016: Liberty Loses No Matter Who Wins

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Many of the threats to liberty posed by this year's presidential candidates are due to the long history of supporting expanded presidential power.

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Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

StrategyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


John Stuart Mill and Ludwig von Mises realized that democracy can only work if the voters pay more into the system than they take out of it.

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How the Feds Support Eco-Terrorism

The EnvironmentLegal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory


The Federal government likes to play both sides of the environmentalism debate in order to increase its own power.

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