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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog15 min ago

Broadening state powers to declare people "mentally ill" is a dangerous proposition. 

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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog9 hours ago

Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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Why Understanding Inflation Is So Important

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


Conflating "inflation" with a general rise in prices prevents understanding the true problem with inflation. 

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Why Newspapers Are Going Out of Business

Media and CultureValue and Exchange


Newspapers apparently have a very high opinion of the quality of the product they're turning out. Many consumers seem to disagree. 

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Why Gun Control Doesn't Explain Australia's Low Homicide Rates

03/14/2018Power & Market

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What’s the "Social Cost of Carbon?"

The EnvironmentHealth


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

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What Is Social Justice?

Philosophy and Methodology


Social justice is a moral concept, not a legal one.

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Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around


A major catalyst behind the collapse of the Bretton Woods system was the loose monetary policies of the US central bank, which pushed the price of gold in the gold market above the official $35 per ounce.

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Why Politicians so Often Fail to Protect the Property Rights of the Poor

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoverty


Throughout US history, government agents have often discarded "pure" property rights in favor of "development." 

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks


Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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