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Reparations for Government-Imposed Property Theft Are Justified and Necessary

ProgressivismProperty Rights

05/01/2022Mises Media
Reparations is a buzzword in the present political climate, but most plans involve an expansion of the welfare state. But there is a form of reparations that is legitimate.
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The Conservatism of Decolonization

Big GovernmentDemocracyEconomic Freedom

04/30/2022Mises Media
For all the talk of decolonialization, many Third World countries that became independent set up regulatory regimes that mirrored their former "mother" country.
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There's a Reason George Washington Warned against "Entangling Relationships"

War and Foreign Policy

04/30/2022Mises Media
America's Cold War relationships have created conditions for very hot wars to take place. The current war in Ukraine is part of that sorry Cold War legacy.
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¿Cuándo un título de tierra es criminal?

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

04/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
Los economistas utilitaristas, que no se basan en ninguna teoría ética de los derechos de propiedad, sólo pueden recurrir a la defensa del statu quo que pueda existir.
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When Is a Land Title Criminal?

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

04/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
Utilitarian economists, grounded on no ethical theory of property rights, can only fall back on defending whatever status quo may happen to exist.
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Reckless Associations: The Ruling Class Creates New Legal Theory to Stifle Free Speech

Law

04/29/2022Mises Media
The war on free speech has been given a boost by a new legal theory called "reckless associations," the "leaders" of an association that allegedly harms someone else are declared liable for that harm.
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Jordan Peterson on Austrian Economics: Free Markets Are "Profoundly Equitable"

CoordinationFree MarketsPhilosophyPlanningPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

04/29/2022Mises Media
Jordan Peterson is turning his eye toward Austrian economics. Unlike the many conservatives who see free market advocacy as some sort of "dangerous fundamentalism," Peterson seems to get it.
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Mercantilism in Spain

World HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

04/28/2022Mises Daily Articles
Spanish mercantilism meant the Crown picked which industries flourished and which withered. This led to a multitude of malinvestments including booms for southern Spain and busts in the Low Countries.
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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

04/27/2022Mises Media
Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.
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New Covid Study Shows Lockdown-Heavy States Had Some of the Worst Health Results

U.S. History

04/27/2022Mises Media
Among the states that performed the best during the pandemic were lockdown-light states like Utah and Florida. Among the states with the worst outcomes were lockdown-heavy California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York.
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