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One-Third of Americans Are on Government Healthcare

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/04/2017
Let's hope the "repeal" of Obamacare doesn't make anyone mistake the American healthcare system for anything that's "free-market."

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How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryPricesPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
In many places, rent growth means more housing is badly needed. Unfortunately, local governments are working hard to limit the supply of housing.

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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.

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How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
The idea of liberty is and has always been peculiar to the West.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Americans Are More Mobile Than Many Other Societies — And That's Not Always Good

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/01/2017
Americans are more mobile residents of other countries, and this has many economic benefits. But residential mobility also has a number of hidden costs.

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The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: "Individualism"

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog05/01/2017
Pope Francis's latest attack on "libertarian individualism" shows a deep ignorance of both libertarianism, and its relationship with markets.

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Week in Review: April 29, 2017

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/28/2017
Socialism has long relied upon propagandists seeking to disguise their desire for power under the false banner of intellectualism.

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The March for Science Attacks Free Thought

EducationThe EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog04/27/2017
"Science" has morphed into an ideology calling for more government spending, more "social justice," and persecution of dissenters.

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Are Oil Prices to Blame for the Venezuelan Crisis?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

The Venezuelan crisis is anything but a crisis caused by the fall in oil prices.

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