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Doctors' Prescriptions Remain a Key Driver Behind Opiate Addiction



Widespread physician pushing of opioids — combined with government regulations — have increased the most unsafe uses of opioids. 

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Dan Mitchell: Is There an Endgame for US Debt?

U.S. Economy

Dan Mitchell and Jeff Deist discuss the biggest threat to American prosperity.

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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.

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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.

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Dehomogenizing Austrian Economics: The Revival of Wieser

History of the Austrian School of Economics

The dehomogenization debate shows the diversity of views that Austrian economists, old and new, have on issues that lay at the heart of economic theory.

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Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

War and Foreign Policy

Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the true costs of war.

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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.

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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/20/2018Mises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.

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