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Andrew Kern

Andrew Kern is the author of The Myth of the Social Contract: Refuting Common Arguments for Government Authority, and he has written on libertarianism, anarchism, and private alternatives to state authority. He founded The Principled Libertarian website  in 2017, with the goal of spreading the ideas of liberty and helping to define what it means to be free. His work has been published by Antiwar.com, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, Being Libertarian, among others. You can follow him here.

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Do IP Laws Promote Innovation? Empirical Evidence Suggests the Opposite.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/01/2019

Proponents claim intellectual property laws are necessary to promote scientific and artistic innovation. Empirical evidence suggests the opposite is true. 

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Why the State Can't Claim Our "Implied Consent"

Big Government

Blog10/16/2019

The given explanations for "implied consent" to government rule would never pass muster if applied to any private-sector organization.

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The Standing Army: A Threat to Peace

06/19/2019Power & Market
All too often, government-produced defense is discussed as an ideal — a force that protects people and their rights. Seldom does reality enter the picture. Read More

Private Education: The Key to Educating the Poor

Blog02/18/2019

In the developing world, government schools are notable for corruption, low quality, and few options. Private schools have stepped up to provide services where governments have failed.

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