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Benjamin M. Wiegold

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Benjamin M. Wiegold is a staunch libertarian and has been educating himself through The Mises Institute since 2011. He is also a self-taught musician and founding member of the Chicago band Pariah Folk. Check them out on facebook. 

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The Drug War Drives Users to More Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

Legal SystemThe Police StatePrices


Synthetic marijuana is more dangerous and unpredictable than the ordinary kind. It exists because the Drug War has made cheaper, more potent drugs more profitable. And on a black market, safety is not the seller's chief concern.

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Technology and Government Shouldn't Mix

The EntrepreneurWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

12/17/2015Mises Wire
The biggest technology problem we face today is not the rise of technology in the private sector. New technologies only improve worker productivity and wealth accumulation. The real problem is in the many ways that the state will use technology against us.
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Who Owns the North Pole?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrivate Property

04/07/2015Mises Daily Articles
The US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, and other states are racing to take control of the Arctic Ocean. Outside of a few tiny outposts, however, these states have never "homesteaded" the region, so their claims of true ownership are fanciful at best.
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The New Music Marketplace

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

01/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
Some music aficionados are complaining that the market's efforts to better deliver what people want are encouraging "bad music." In truth, music markets are providing more opportunities for the making of new music than ever before.
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Socialism and Other Crimes in Venezuela

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld History

11/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
Venezuela is one of the most economically unfree countries in the world, and it has one of the highest crime rates in the world. Unfortunately, President Maduro thinks he can fix the problem by making the country even less free than it is now.
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