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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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Who Owns the Parking Lots?

Free MarketsPrivate Property

10/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 10 (October 2005) The fifteenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, signed into law by President Bush I on July 26, 1990, has come and gone, but it has not been a success. It has cost untold billions, increased the pestilence of labor disputes, and...

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The State Conquers the Parking Lot

Big GovernmentHealthLegal SystemInterventionism

08/26/2005Mises Daily Articles
Laurence Vance has observed three points about the federal government's mandated handicapped parking spaces, as required for every private business.

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What They Won't Tell You About Capitalism

Media and CultureU.S. EconomyU.S. History

08/16/2005Mises Daily Articles
Thomas DiLorenzo has written a masterpiece, says Laurence M. Vance. We have not only a great reference source, but a great weapon in our arsenal against all varieties of socialism, interventionism, and anticapitalism.

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Down with the Withholding Tax

Taxes and Spending

07/01/2005The Free Market
Did you have to write out a check to the IRS for $5,581 this past April 15? If you had to do such a thing next year, would you think of it as your civic duty or would you consider it a crime that only the government could get away with?

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The Fair Tax Fraud

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

05/18/2005Mises Daily Articles
Although the FairTax would eliminate the filing of all individual tax returns, writes Laurence Vance, the FairTax turns every business into a tax collector.

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