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Even without "Qualified Immunity," It Won't Be Easy to Prove When Police Are Abusive

LawU.S. History

03/04/2021Mises Media
When police ineptly scanned a car's license plate and wrongly decided the car was stolen, they proceeded to force a group of children to the ground at gunpoint. Will this qualify as a rights violation if "qualified immunity" is absent? The courts will decide.
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Economists and Psychologists Are Weaponizing Psychology and the Idea of "Rationality"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsPaternalismPlanning

02/20/2021Mises Media
Behavioral economists and psychologists define as irrational anything that doesn't fit into a narrow model of behavior. Anything "irrational"—like buying the "wrong" stock—must be fixed with government regulation.
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Elise Amez-Droz: Those Treacherous "Essential" and "Nonessential" Labels

Health

02/17/2021Mises Media
Our guest is Elise Amez-Droz, program manager for the Open Health program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she also manages the health policy portfolio.
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Employment Discrimination at Starbucks Is a Matter for Private Contracts

Media and Culture

12/28/2020Mises Media
The attorneys for Betsy Fresse have filed a lawsuit claiming that Starbucks fired her for not wearing a “Pride” shirt while working at her New Jersey store.
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Ebenezer Scrooge: Hero or Villain?

Media and Culture

12/23/2020Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop debate whether Ebenezer Scrooge's words and actions teach us important economic truths, or if he's just an ignorant crank.
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Explaining Kenneth Arrow's Impossibility Theorem for Social Choice

DemocracyOther Schools of Thought

12/05/2020Mises Media
First Bob explains his contest involving Adventures in Pacifism–winner gets 100 smackers. Then he explains the incredibly powerful, and surprisingly Austrian, result by which Kenneth Arrow showed it was impossible to coherently aggregate individual preferences into a social ranking.
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Election 2020: Rout of the Technocracy

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

11/24/2020Mises Media
This victory is not of one candidate or party over another in this race or that, but rather a resounding ideological defeat of one of the most illiberal and menacing forces we face at the moment: technocracy.
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Election 2020: Choking on the Political Red and Blue Pills

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

11/13/2020Mises Media
Election 2020 is the same as every other election, only the state’s mask of legitimacy is slipping.
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Election 2020: A Cynical First Look at the Results

Anti-PoliticsStrategyPolitical Theory

11/04/2020Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss the failure of the pollsters, the imaginary Blue Wave, and the end of naive democracy.
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Econtradictions: Bob Discusses Free Trade, Welfare Benefits, Price Gouging, and Utility Theory

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

10/25/2020Mises Media
Bob unveils a new series in which he explains and then evaluates apparent contradictions in the way free-market libertarians handle certain issues.
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