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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog2 hours ago

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

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Jordan Peterson and Human Action


There are many similarities between the action framework presented by Jordan Peterson and that of Mises and Rothbard.

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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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The Causes of the Revolution of 1776

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

01/23/2018Mises Daily Articles
The colonists regarded the State primarily as an instrument whereby one might help oneself and hurt others.

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Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again

Legal SystemU.S. History

If enacted, the new FISA rules would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute.

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Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

BiographiesFree MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. History

01/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history of the Constitution's adoption is the history of a coup d'état.

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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.

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Is Holiday Gift-Giving Just A Big Waste?


Do gifts destroy value? Is holiday gift-giving just a big waste?

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Simón Bolívar: Liberator or Tyrannical Demagogue?

World History

The life of Simón Bolívar is a story filled with despotism, war atrocities, and illiberal views on governance.

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