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Ilana Mercer

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a widely published weekly column since 1999. She is the author of The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016) & Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011).

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The American Architects of The South-African Catastrophe

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

The South Africans once flirted with a decentralized, federal structure. The United States meddled to make sure that didn't happen.

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Democratic Despotism

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/16/2004Mises Daily Articles
The road to serfdom — in both Norway and America— is no coincidental detour, writes Ilana Mercer, but rather a well-charted destiny and often flows through mass political participation.

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Convicted for Fearing Conviction

Legal System

03/17/2004Mises Daily Articles
The entrapment of Ms. Stewart and Mr. Bacanovic, writes Ilana Mercer, conjures the scene in the movies where the suspect bolts and the cop gives chase. "If you are innocent, why did you run?" the detective demands.

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Bush's Call for Quotas

EducationU.S. HistoryInterventionism

01/24/2003Mises Daily Articles
It is debatable whether Bush should be intervening in the admission standards of one Michigan College. But it is perfectly apparent that he should do something to restore a free market in labor in his own neck of the woods. As might be expected, Bush intervenes where he either can't or should not,...

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Communism in Capital Markets

Financial MarketsLegal SystemCapital and Interest TheoryInterventionismPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/07/2002Mises Daily Articles
It is hard to understand the vague and ill-defined laws Martha Stewart and Sam Waksal are accused of violating. But the premise of the law is not hard to divine: Competition in capital markets must proceed from a level playing field. All investors are entitled to the same information advantage...

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