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Occupational Licensing — An Unnecessary Evil

Blog05/04/2019

The number of jobs that require an occupational license now covers 30% of the US workforce, up from 5% in 1950.

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Per Bylund: What is Competition?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

04/30/2019Audio/Video
Is thinking about the concept of competition useful for entrepreneurs running businesses? Hunter Hastings interviews Per Bylund.
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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

04/19/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
State-centered ideas around crime focus on imprisonment and punishment. But a restitution-centered model would be much better for victims.
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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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The Income Tax: Lessons from the Sixteenth Amendment

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2019

The passage of an income tax in the early twentieth century in America was an enormous shift toward a far more centralized and powerful state.

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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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The Menace of Sub-Zero Interest-Rate Policy

Blog04/12/2019

If central banks had all respected a 1-2% floor to interest rates through the last decade how would economic recovery have taken place and what would have been the nature of the expansion?

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