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George C. Leef

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George C. Leef is the research director of the Martin Center for Academic Renewal in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was previously the president of Patrick Henry Associates, East Lansing, Michigan, an adjunct professor of law and economics, Northwood University, and a scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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My Case against Minimum-Wage Laws

Labor and Wages

07/27/2021Mises Media
We often hear these minimum wage laws are well intentioned. I cannot agree. Minimum-wage laws are evil in their methods (coercion) and evil in their goals (to make people believe they’re dependent on government).
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My Case against Minimum-Wage Laws

Blog07/09/2021

We often hear these minimum wage laws are well intentioned. I cannot agree. Minimum-wage laws are evil in their methods (coercion) and evil in their goals (to make people believe they’re dependent on government). 

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Cultivating Sound Ideas

EducationFree MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld History

11/05/2009Mises Daily Articles
We need to convey the truth that the market for education works and would deliver far better results at less cost if it were allowed to function.
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Should the IRS Audit More Taxpayers?

05/01/2006Mises Daily Articles
Currently, the IRS only audits a tiny fraction of the tax returns filed each year, writes George Leef. That's a good thing.
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Why Law School Costs So Much

EducationTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPrices

12/10/2002Mises Daily Articles
In 1902, writes George Leef, those who aspired to enter the legal profession could take several different routes. One was simply to study law individually. A second route was to apprentice yourself into a law firm and learn what you needed to know in that environment--as Clarence Darrow did. The...
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