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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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Addicted to the Drug War

Big GovernmentHealthLegal System

12/18/2001Mises Daily Articles
The brutal punishing of adults for the substances they ought to be able to ingest, inhale, or inject at their own peril is based on a parochial and moribund prior restraint argument. Considering the extent and severity of its assault on otherwise peaceable people, the state's conduct in the war on...

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Cipro Shortage: An Invented Scarcity

HealthProduction Theory

10/24/2001Mises Daily Articles
When there is a shortage of a good, it is safe to say that it is a result of government incursion into the economy. In the Cipro shortfall resulting from the current Anthrax scare, the likely culprits are FDA regulations and the patent system.

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The War on Tax Havens

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

09/05/2001Mises Daily Articles
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says it wants to eliminate tax havens because their practices are harmful, if not criminal. What it really wants is to eliminate tax competition.

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Stealing Our Words

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

08/08/2001Mises Daily Articles
Vigilance about co-opted semantics is vital because language mediates thoughts, actions, and hence public debate and policy.

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Media Concentration: Not a Threat

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

06/26/2001Mises Daily Articles
Yes, there are monopolies in the world, all of them created by government. Merging media moguls are not among them, says Ilana Mercer.

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