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Trade Restrictions Are an Assault on the Individual's Human Values and Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/27/2019

Today's tariff policy relies on the fanciful idea that politicians can pull the right levers to make the economy more efficient or more just. As always, the idea is based on fantasy.

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How Government Regulations Mean Fewer Doctors

Blog09/26/2019

Governments fund and regulates the overwhelming majority of post-med-school residencies. Not surprisingly, there is now a shortage in residency positions. And government refuses to allow for greater freedom in licensing foreign doctors.

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The Idea of Alternative Currencies Is Going Mainstream

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2019

The movement for alternative money is the result of the history of government monetary mismanagement.

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Government

Political Theory

09/21/2019Mises Wire
I offer my own definition of government: Government is that great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
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Restitution-Based Criminal Justice in Japan

Legal System

Blog09/20/2019

What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.

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Why Housing Is More Affordable In Tokyo

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/20/2019

In a city with rapidly rising housing needs, there is really only one way to keep housing prices stable or falling: produce a lot of housing.

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Rent Control: A History of Failure

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/19/2019

Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.

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What John Law Taught Us About the Perils of Printing Money

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

To cause a truly disastrous boom and bust with far-fetching real consequences, you need to control the money supply.

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