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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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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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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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