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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 ofThe 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 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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Patent Wrongs

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

03/29/2001Mises Daily Articles
Enforcement of intellectual property rights" can conflict with the rights of tangible property holders. When the WTO does it, the free market get a bad name. Illana Mercer explains...

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Those WTO Protests

Media and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

12/07/2000Mises Daily Articles
The WTO must, of course, be opposed with vigor, writes Ilana Mercer, "but not for the reasons the violent protesters trot out."...

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