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José Niño

José Niño is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook or Twitter. Get his premium newsletter here.

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Education Needs More Market Signals, Not "Credential Signals"

05/24/2019Power & Market

Higher "education" has little to do with learning, and everything to do with getting a government-approved credential.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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Forget "States' Rights" — States Are Too Big, Too


The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.

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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

05/02/2019Mises Media
Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.
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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History


Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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