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Why Congress Is Even Worse Than You Think

Big GovernmentLegal SystemStrategy

10/03/2019Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss the differences in how legislative bodies function, and look at what makes the Federal government so uniquely dangerous to liberty.
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Greta Thunberg To Poor Countries: Drop Dead

Global EconomyStrategyInterventionism

09/27/2019Audio/Video
It appears many Indians and Brazilians and Chinese are willing to risk the global warming for a chance at experiencing even a small piece of what wealthy first-world climate activists have been enjoying all their lives.
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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/13/2019Audio/Video
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.
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"Libertarian" Is Just Another Word for (Classical) Liberal

StrategyPolitical Theory

09/12/2019Audio/Video
"Libertarianism" is very much a part of what is now known as "classical" liberalism — the influential free-market ideology of the nineteenth century whose effects and legacy are still felt today.
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Saifedean Ammous on his newest project!

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

07/05/2019Audio/Video
Saifedean Ammous previews his upcoming Austrian Economics project.
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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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Mainstream Media's War on Julian Assange

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWorld History

05/24/2019Audio/Video
The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.
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Why Single-Payer Healthcare Is So Bad

HealthTaxes and Spending

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
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