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Gary M. Galles is a Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University and an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His research focuses on public finance, public choice, economic education, organization of firms, antitrust, urban economics, liberty, and the problems that undermine effective public policy. In addition to his most recent book, Pathways to Policy Failures (2020), his books include Lines of Liberty (2016), Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies (2014), and Apostle of Peace (2013).

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Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


America’s founders did not envision the federal government as the domineering senior partner in almost everything. What was once best described as “sovereign States, united solely for specified joint purposes” has been largely eviscerated.

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A Just Society Is a Society Based on Political Liberty

Property Rights

01/12/2021Mises Media
Acton: “Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end…not for the sake of a good public administration…but for the security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life.”
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Wikipedia, Markets, and Collaboration

U.S. History

01/10/2021Mises Media
On January 15, Wikipedia turns 20. Its anniversary is a good time to celebrate the success of a service that has become so useful to so many.
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California Now Wants to Tax People Who Live in Other States, Too

Taxes and Spending

01/09/2021Mises Media
In case you doubted that California's politicians are firmly committed to ever-higher levels of taxation, California is now trying to retroactively impose sales taxes on out-of-state retailers going as far back as 2012.
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The Yellen-Akerlof Connection Isn't Good News for the Treasury

Money and Banks


Phishing for Phools provides confusion, and few benefits that go beyond age-old warnings to “be careful, someone might try to take advantage of you.” Many consumer advocates offer far more practical help.

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