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How the World Views Libertarianism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog09/10/2019

Among themselves, libertarians often see important dividing lines among various factions in terms of social views and lifestyles. But most on the outside define libertarianism as being overwhelmingly for one thing: excessive and "dogmatic" devotion to free markets.

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How Slave Owners Pushed Marxist "Wage Slavery" and Exploitation Theories

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/30/2019

Defenders of slavery so vehemently opposed free labor, they claimed the "wage slavery" system was even worse than slave labor. The idea being that slavery is morally superior to wage labor.

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Hayek Was Right, Keynes Was Not An Economist

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/29/2019

The General Theory is not a book explaining economics to his followers at all, but a propaganda tool to lead them to his vision of a non-Marxist socialist nirvana.

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How the Left and the Right Move the Goalposts in Economic Arguments

Media and Culture

08/28/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains a common rhetorical dodge that he’s encountered from both the progressive Left and the conservative Right.
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Hannah Cox Tells Conservatives Why They Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Legal SystemThe Police State

08/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Hannah Cox discuss the State’s abuses in the criminal justice system.
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How Boris Johnson Can "Make Britain Great Again"

Global EconomyLegal SystemSocialism

Blog07/12/2019

A future prime minister must have a clear understanding of his enemy, the socialist myth, why it fails, and why free markets succeed. 

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How Much of a Problem Is Hate Crime?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/09/2019

The vast majority of recorded hate crimes fall into a number of activities that normally fall under misdemeanor or even civil categories. The real and far-more-common threat continues to be regular ol' ordinary violent crime.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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