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Laurence M. Vance

Tags Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

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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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The Flat Tax Is Not Flat and the FairTax Is Not Fair

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

04/03/2009Mises Daily Articles
"Why is it that people who rightly criticize the income tax are so quick to accept a national sales tax on consumption?"
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Does Capitalism Need Adjustment?

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

01/13/2009Mises Daily Articles
Not state capitalism, not crony capitalism, not mixed-market capitalism, not fascism and interventionism under the guise of capitalism, but unfettered, laissez-faire, free-market capitalism.
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Not Tax-Funded Aid to Myanmar

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/16/2008Mises Daily Articles
A free society includes the freedom to be unconcerned, insensitive, or stingy. If the forced looting of the taxpayers for foreign-aid payments has always been wrong, then — cyclone or no cyclone — it is just as wrong now.
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The Myth of the Just Price

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrices

03/31/2008Mises Daily Articles
Laissez-faire is natural, moral, and biblical.
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