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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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Francis Wayland: Preacher-Economist

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

02/08/2007Mises Daily Articles
His emphasis on property, capital, entrepreneurship, and above all, his commitment to human action and not government action, makes his long-forgotten work on economics worthy of a revival.

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The Fraudulent Tax

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

10/09/2006Mises Daily Articles
The income tax should be repealed, not replaced. The IRS should be gotten rid of, not renamed. Tax reform should reduce taxes, not be revenue neutral. Government theft of the wealth of its citizens should be abolished, not adjusted. The FairTax should be called the Fraudulent Tax.

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Flat Tax Folly

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyFiscal Theory

04/14/2006Mises Daily Articles
Steve Forbes's plan for a flat tax seems good, writes Laurence Vance. But there are major problems.

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How Not to Like Wal-Mart

02/27/2006Mises Daily Articles
Laurence Vance suggests a way for those who loathe Wal-Mart to be activists who make a difference: don't shop there.

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There Is No Such Thing as a Fair Tax

Big GovernmentBiographiesThe FedTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyFiscal Theory

12/12/2005Mises Daily Articles
Writes Laurence Vance: the FairTax Plan—a proposal to replace the current system of federal taxes with a national sales tax is a disaster waiting to happen.

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