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You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsPolitical Theory

Blog11/04/2022

While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.

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A Cliché of Socialism: Under Public Ownership, We the People Own it!

Free MarketsProperty RightsSocialism

Blog10/06/2022

Proponents of socialism claim that it promotes ownership "by the people." Yet the people that actually control resources and production are not the same people who allegedly are the "rightful owners" in society

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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyProperty RightsWorld History

Blog09/08/2022

By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.

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When Honesty Is Disincentivized, Don't Be Surprised That Trickery Abounds

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomLegal SystemProperty Rights

Blog09/03/2022

Economists often deplore the corruption in developing countries, but when institutions are corrupt, don't expect people to have the incentive to be honest.

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Money Is Not Wealth, nor Is Wealth Natural Resources

Economic FreedomMonetary PolicyProperty RightsSocialism

Blog08/19/2022

Development economists often confuse natural resources with wealth and then are puzzled when countries rich in resources experience widespread poverty. Free markets lead to creation of wealth, period.

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Is Economic Growth Synonymous with Ecological Destruction? The NYT Gets It Wrong (Again)

Economic PolicyProperty RightsSocialism

Blog08/13/2022

The New York Times recently interviewed economist Herman Daly, who insists that economic growth is ecologically destructive. There is much more to the story.

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A Robinson Crusoe-Based Sociology of Law

LawProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/02/2022

How can people deal with conflicts in a peaceful and mutually agreeable way? Mises, Hoppe, and Robinson Crusoe himself point the way.

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How British Efforts to Enforce Equality Have Led to a Woke Totalitarianism

Legal SystemProperty RightsThe Police State

Blog07/30/2022

The government of the United Kingdom is using coercive means to promote its dubious goals of "diversity and inclusion." In the end, freedom recedes while state power increases.

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Private Property and Customer Safety: Starbucks Learns a Hard Lesson

Media and CultureProperty Rights

Blog07/30/2022

The news that Starbucks is closing sixteen stores due to customer safety concerns exposes the lack of police protection in cities and the problems with allowing noncustomers to remain in stores.

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Divine Monarchy: Exploitative or Beneficial?

Property RightsWorld History

Blog07/29/2022

While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.

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