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

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog1 hour ago

"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

Blog08/27/2016

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

Blog08/26/2016

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

Blog08/24/2016

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

Blog08/19/2016

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

Blog08/16/2016

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

Blog08/16/2016

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

Blog08/15/2016

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

Blog08/10/2016

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

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