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Lincoln and the Social Contract

U.S. History


Lincoln thought the possibility of secession gave minorities too much power. The solution for him was for the majority to coerce the minority, negating, through force, the minority’s withdrawal of its consent.

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Legalized Plunder Has Been Supercharged in America


Bastiat pointed out that no citizen could do what the government does without being charged with a crime. 

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Last Day to Double Your Gift to the Institute


Your support helps us continue to make the sound economic principles of Mises, Hazlitt, Hayek, Rothbard, and Hoppe free to the world at a time when they are needed more than ever.

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Lockdowns and Vaccine Mandates: China's Most Successful Exports?


The West's rush to embrace the Chinese regime's bizarre lockdown method of disease control exposed just how little Western regimes actually care about human rights or the rule of law.

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Lithuania's Crackdown on the Unvaccinated

World History


Many Lithuanian politicians are embracing outright segregation of unvaccinated Lithuanians. Fortunately, many Lithuanians are resisting. This fight is not about opposing vaccines, but about protecting basic freedom of choice. 

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Living in the Age of Covid: "The Power of the Powerless"

Political Theory


In a “post-totalitarian” period, power does not simply originate from a singular dictator, but rather conscripts the population into its very structure.

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Let's Level the Playing Field between the Dollar and Competing Currencies

Money and Banks


Thanks to so many government restrictions on the use of potential monies that aren’t the dollar, we can only guess as to what the relationship between dollars and bitcoin would be in a functioning marketplace. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Lord Acton: Libertarian Hero

World History


When some years ago I first read Murray Rothbard's description of Lord Acton as "the great Catholic libertarian historian," I suspected overstatement. The more I learned from and about Acton, however, the more Rothbard's words rang true. 

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