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Gardner Goldsmith

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Beautiful Chaos

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

04/28/2007Mises Daily Articles
How is it justifiable to take a person's property in order to fund the very government that is established to protect that property?
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Guantanamo: A Long Train of Congressional, Executive, and Now, Judicial Abuses

Legal SystemThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

04/27/2007Mises Daily Articles
American citizens can now be arrested by the federal government, held indefinitely without trial, questioned under standards we would not allow for our own soldiers if captured by other nations or subordinates of those nations, and never have a hearing to find out the evidence being presented...
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Don't Let Government Define Marriage (Or Optimal Child-Rearing Environments)

Free MarketsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

06/22/2006Mises Daily Articles
They seem blissfully unaware that once the power to define words is given to the state, it merely depends on who runs the state in order for the definition to be changed, and they seem too ready to tinker with the US Constitution in order to manage something that should have absolutely nothing to...
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An Artificial Baby Boom

Taxes and Spending

03/22/2005Mises Daily Articles
P. Garden Goldsmith writes on a hidden effect of the (wrongly named) Earned Income Tax Credit.
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Bullies and Their Pulpits

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

01/20/2005Mises Daily Articles
To a person who appreciates the efforts of private philanthropists, President Bush's effort to promote charity might have rung a very sour note.
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