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Laurence M. Vance

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Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at He is also the author of Gun Control and the Second AmendmentThe War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, and War, Empire and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society. Visit his website:

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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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Murray Rothbard and 'Liberty Magazine'

Session on Austrian Economics: Theory and History. Recorded March 10, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [19:13]
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Moving toward a Free Market but Never Getting There

Other Schools of Thought

05/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
The book is an admirable defense of distributism that exceeds anything written by G.K. Chesterton or Hilaire Belloc. Still, it's wrong.
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