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The Good Ol' Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

Mises DailyNovember 24, 2015
Bernie Sanders and other advocates for more taxes like to note that income tax rates hit 90 percent in the 1950s. What they leave out is that few ever paid such rates and total tax revenues were about the same then as today.

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Should People be Allowed to Work for $1 an Hour?

Mises DailyNovember 23, 2015
Amazon has developed a new way to help people do easy work for a little extra cash. The jobs involve repetitive tasks that computers can't do. But, since the jobs pay below minimum wage, we're told the whole thing should be outlawed...

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The Week in Review: November 21, 2015

Mises DailyNovember 21, 2015
The Paris attacks forced the world's attention away from causes such as the plight of "white privilege" on college campuses and back to the consequences of blowback to interventionist foreign policy. Unfortunately, the political response to these atrocities have been predictable.

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European Borders May be Redrawn as Europe Embraces Nationalism

Mises DailyNovember 20, 2015
EU members are closing their borders across Europe, effectively redrawing the map. But this doesn't mean an end to a unified Europe. We may be seeing the prelude to the emergence of a smaller and more militaristic European Union.

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Blowback: The Washington War Party's Folly Comes Home to Roost

Mises DailyNovember 19, 2015
After years of regime changes and destabilization in the Middle East, the war party in Washington has succeeded in making the world a more dangerous place. But DC is so caught up in its myths and lies that it can’t see the obvious...

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ISIS May Be Our Ally Some Day

Mises DailyNovember 18, 2015
"Human rights" mean nothing to global elites when geopolitical advantages can be gained from joining forces with brutal regimes. Just as the West has embraced brutal dictators in Saudi Arabia and China, while ignoring the histories of the its Turkish and European Allies, the West may some...

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White "Privilege" Has Nothing on State Privilege

Mises DailyNovember 17, 2015
When it comes to immunity from punishment for crimes, and free stuff coerced from others, there’s no better deal than being a government agent or elected official. So-called “white privilege” is nothing compared to the privileges enjoyed by the state...

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Open Borders Are an Assault on Private Property

Mises DailyNovember 16, 2015
Much of the immigration we witness today is not a result of market outcomes, but are government-subsidized migrations. Libertarians defending these mass migrations as if they were market phenomena are only helping to discredit and undermine the true free market.

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The Week in Review: November 14, 2015

Mises DailyNovember 14, 2015
This week, the dangers of the authoritarian PC culture was driven to the forefront of the national conversation by students at Mizzou. Fortunately, Mises Scholars launched a pre-emptive strike against PC and the degenerating university system at last weekend's Mises Circle in Phoenix...

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No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama

Mises DailyNovember 13, 2015
Numerous pundits within the Conservative media are telling us that the military is facing cuts of historic proportions. In fact, military spending remains at near historic highs and Obama has spent more tax money on national defense than Reagan did during the Cold War.

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