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Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment

Legal SystemU.S. History


Even without the Bill of Rights, the federal government has no legitimate authority to control what people read or what people own, including books and guns. 

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.

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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

If the feds can vilify Deadheads and Juggalos, it could be only a question of time before Washington also tars bluegrass fans or Phish followers.

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

02/14/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari believed that if the market were given a chance to operate free from the restrictions of the state, it would satisfy all means voluntarily.


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Government "Stimulus": The Real Trickledown Economics

Taxes and Spending

"Stimulus" requires first sucking money out of the private sector, and then letting it trickle back into the economy vis-à-vis new government spending.

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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Meat consumption is now being portrayed as a threat to the earth and all life — and thus attempts at a meat tax won't be far behind.

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide the service of police protection.


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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 1

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari was the last of the great nineteenth-century French laissez-faire liberals.


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George Washington: An Image and Its Influence

U.S. History

Washington took office in 1789 and was viewed as a hero. Were the effects of the influence that accompanied this prestige good or bad for liberty?

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Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Even if the bakery wins in this case, its victory will only protect those businesses acting on a “sincere religious conviction.” That's a bad thing.

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