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Why Austrian-School Economists Tend To Be Libertarians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/26/2019

Austrian-school economics is value-free and is not necessarily in favor of laissez-faire. But the Austrian view of markets and market power tends to push one in the laissez-faire direction.

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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What the State Is Not

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

The state is not "us." Even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.

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What to Do Until Privatization Comes?

Free MarketsStrategy

Blog09/18/2018

Libertarians know what should be done about government services and operations: they should be privatized. What should be done in the meantime? 

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What’s the "Social Cost of Carbon?"

The EnvironmentHealth

Blog03/14/2018

Unfortunately, it's not actually possible to determine the costs of our current choices 200 years in the future.  

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When Government Shuts Down

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

The lesson of a government shutdown is that the world does not collapse when Uncle Sam takes the day off.

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