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Kevin Gutzman: Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

6 hours agoAudio/Video
Dr. Gutzman discusses some of the overlooked ways Thomas Jefferson shaped America, and how Jefferson's radical views are often underplayed by many academics today.

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Why the Feds Should Legalize Interstate Commerce in Healthcare

HealthU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog7 hours ago
The Feds should allow consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines. This won't fix everything, but it's a start.

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When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog7 hours ago
When pundits say there might be "unintended consequences" of government intervention, they are usually greatly understating the situation.

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Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog17 hours ago
Trump's spokesman signals the administration plans to wage war on federalism, states's rights, and local control.

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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The "Washington Monument Syndrome" Strikes Again as Trump Imposes Hiring Freeze

Blog02/23/2017
In response to a hiring freeze on civilian staff — and to cause a public outcry — the Army immediately moved to cut the most popular programs.

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Minouche Shafik: Apologist for the Experts

The FedMoney and Banks

02/23/2017FedWatch
The global bureaucrats are noticing that the masses are becoming disillusioned with "the experts." And they feel the need to combat the trend.

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Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Will the United States Survive to 1984?

Big GovernmentEducationPolitical Theory

02/23/2017Articles of Interest
In this still-relevant talk from the early 70s, Ralph Raico examines why libertarians can't rely on either the New Left or the Conservatives.

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Mises on Political Compromise

No truth is small enough to be sacrificed in the game of political compromise.

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