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How the Left Learned to Love States' Rights

Political Theory

Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights.
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Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/23/2016Mises Wire
Truly cohesive communities can only exist on a relatively small scale. Most people outside these groups will then be seen as "outsiders." Our goal must be to minimize conflicts with these outsiders, and voluntary exchange is our best option.
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Humans Are Hard-Wired to Value Some People over Others

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/09/2016Mises Wire
Human beings like to form cooperative groups to achieve various ends. Research has shown, however, that there are limits to the size and nature of these groups, and this is why the state so often turns to violence.
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An Unhappy Union: Marriage and the State

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/08/2015Mises Wire
Many are debating the nature of the state’s role in marriage, but the state has never been a friend to marriage of any kind, and has done much to undermine marriage’s economic and social benefits while substituting the state for family institutions.
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Left and Right Agree: War Is Popular

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Don't expect sustained opposition to war to come from either side, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.
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A Brief History of Progressivism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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Differences Don’t Necessarily Equal Discrimination

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

04/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
To blame every income discrepancy on dTo blame every income discrepancy on discrimination leads to very odd conclusions.iscrimination leads to very odd conclusions.
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