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Equality and Envy

Socialism

Blog4 hours ago

There are many reasons why activists and intellectuals oppose inequality. Envy is one of them.

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The DC Sniper Rampage: The Biggest Police Debacle of the Century?

U.S. History

Blog9 hours ago

The Washington area was traumatized for weeks by two dimwitted psychopaths who rode around brazenly shooting people from the trunk of their ancient Chevrolet. Sadly, law enforcement officials had apparently met their match.

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How Governments Seized Control of Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog12/02/2021

It took many centuries for regimes to secure the sort of prestige and power necessary to claim a monopoly over money. From the state's perspective, it has been worth it. 

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Africa's Long History of Trade and Markets

World History

Blog12/02/2021

Capitalism is not a "legacy of colonialism" in Africa. In fact, markets and interregional trade have long been practiced on the continent. And markets today are still the answer to raising standards of living.

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Elizabeth Warren Is So Very Wrong about Inflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2021

Elizabeth Warren has pronounced her verdict on higher food and gasoline prices: they are nothing less than the result of corporate greed. In fact, there is no inflation, only corporations arbitrarily raising prices.

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Understanding Why Government Policies Fail

Blog12/01/2021

Gary Galles has in this outstanding book shown how to apply basic economic principles: he can convey free market principles in a simple and memorable way; and he also has a detailed knowledge of the policies he analyzes.

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A Chance to Double Your Gift

Blog12/01/2021

The Mises Institute is the life-support system for the worldwide liberty movement. Your gift is vital for us to do more!

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We've Only Just Begun to See the Benefits of the New Surge in Homeschooling

Blog12/01/2021

For decades, countless parents have been on autopilot when it comes to letting the state manage their child's education. But over the past two years, millions of parents have begun to take control.

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