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Government "Accountability" Isn't Real Accountability

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/28/2019

Being held accountabile in the real world usually means making reparations for incompetence or malice. But this sort of accountability almost never applies to governments.

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Good Fascists and Bad Fascists

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

06/05/2019Mises Daily Articles
People often flirt with the idea that we need a little bit of fascism — but only on the side of God and democracy.
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Government Laws Are Not Contracts

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

05/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Because enforced contract law and full property rights are the foundations of freedom, governance systems should be based on enforceable contracts that defend property rights.
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Government's Counterproductive War Against Smoking

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/20/2019

The data does not show that government taxes and regulation have been responsible for declines in smoking. At the same time, government approved cigarettes may be more dangerous than black market cigarettes.

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Government Pensions, Incentives, and Our Everlasting Welfare State

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/07/2019

It turns out that workforce participation drops off significantly once it becomes possible to live off a government pension instead. Thus, pension policies have placed an enormous burden on those who still have to work.

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Government Road Management: Is There a Better Way?

Blog02/19/2019

With roads, it is time to give private enterprise a chance.

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Government Police Fail to Make Arrests In Nearly Half of Murder Cases

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/11/2018

Many urban police departments fail to make arrests in even half of the murder cases in their jurisdictions. Imagine if a private sector policing firm had a similar rate of failure.

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Government Counterfeiting — Not Capitalism — Squeezes Family Budgets

Money and BanksPovertyMoney and Banking

Blog08/23/2018

In a world of rampant central bank intervention and endless government regulation, some are still claiming we live in a world of "hypercapitalism."

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