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Laurence M. Vance

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Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, founder of the Francis Wayland Institute, and a columnist for LewRockwell.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of The War on Drugs is a War on FreedomWar, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism, and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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Congress's War on Internet Gambling

Big GovernmentLegal SystemInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog12/21/2016

The War on Gambling is about as moral as the War on Drugs.

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James Champlin: An Early Advocate for Free Trade

BiographiesGlobal EconomyTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog05/11/2016

James Champlin, a 19th-century critic of protectionism, anticipated many of the free-trade insights of the Austrian school.

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom

Free MarketsLegal SystemThe Police StatePhilosophy and Methodology

01/11/2016Books
Alcohol abuse and heavy tobacco use are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. It seems rather ludicrous to advocate the outlawing of drugs and not the outlawing of alcohol and tobacco. (p. 11) Vance writes from a viewpoint that will surprise many readers.
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War, Christianity, and the State

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

01/11/2016Books
If there is any group of people that should be opposed to war, torture, militarism, and the warfare state with its suppression of civil liberties, imperial presidency, government propaganda, and interventionist foreign policy it is Christians, and especially conservative, evangelical, and...
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War, Empire, and the Military

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
These essays, although organized under seven headings, have one underlying theme: opposition to the warfare state that robs us of our liberty, our money, and in some cases our life. Conservatives who decry the welfare state while supporting the warfare state are terribly inconsistent. The two are...
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