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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 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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Lowering Taxes Is the Only Decent Tax Reform

Taxes and SpendingPrivate Property

09/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
Tax credits and deductions deprive the state of revenue, while allowing greater freedom to taypayers. As such, they are good things, while closing “loopholes” or eliminating tax credits is a very bad thing. Making taxes more “efficient” or “fair” only helps governments and hurts taxpayers.

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War, Empire, and the Military

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Laurence Vance discusses his latest book: War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy .

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How To Dismantle the American Empire

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Editors note: This selection is from chapter 7 of Laurence Vance’s

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Mises Explains the Drug War

Big GovernmentHealth

09/30/2013The Free Market
Air travelers were outraged when the FAA announced that there would be flight delays because air-traffic controllers had to take furloughs as a result of sequester budget cuts. But there is another federal agency whose budget cuts Americans should be cheering—the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom

Big GovernmentLegal SystemInterventionism

Part of the Authors Forum, presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 21 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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