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Robert Higgs: The State is too Dangerous to Tolerate

War and Foreign Policy

16 hours agoAudio/Video
Robert Higgs demolishes many of the popular misconceptions about —and justifications for — the state.

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The Week in Review: July 23, 2016

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog12 hours ago

As expected, this week's political convention failed to offer any real solutions to the problems we face.

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The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog22 hours ago

When police are trained to regard the citizens as military opponents, bad things happen.

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Britain's Minimum Wage Short-Changes Young Workers

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog07/21/2016

In the UK, a national minimum wage was introduced in 1999. Things have been getting worse for young workers ever since.

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NBC's The Blacklist: Why Reddington Is Better than the State

Media and Culture

Blog07/21/2016

The Blacklist's Raymond Reddington illustrates how private-sector criminals are often better than the public-sector kind.

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America Needs a Good, Old-Fashioned Economic Depression

Global EconomyFiscal TheoryInterventionism

Blog07/21/2016

Central bankers are moving heedlessly toward what Ludwig von Mises called "crack-up boom."

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FTC Cracks Down on Sponsored Content

Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog07/21/2016

Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare it was to safeguard.

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Brazil's Lost Decade: We Must Free Our Economy

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/20/2016

Here in Brazil, free-market ideas have long been ridiculed and ignored, with disastrous results.

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When Guerrilla Warfare Can Succeed — And When It Will Fail

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/20/2016

Murray Rothbard suggested that non-state insurgents were preferable to state-operated militaries. But can non-state armies ever succeed?

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Clinton and Trump Embody Plunder and Paternalism

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog07/20/2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent variations of the same political theme.

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