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Is China Reverting to a Mao-Style Dictatorship?

World History


While the Chinese state is moving more toward autocratic rule, the importance of fighting for economic freedom remains as important as ever. 

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This Bishop Hates Capitalism so Much, He's Praising the Anti-Christian Chinese Regime

SocialismWorld History

There is a long history of sympathetic Western intellectuals traveling to foreign socialist lands — deciding they've discovered paradise on earth.

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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

Taxes and Spending

Infrastructure spending is probably a better idea than yet another war. Ultimately, though, it's just another government boondoggle.

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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

01/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Melman was associated with the left, but his analysis of the warfare state is very libertarian and deserves wider dissemination.


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The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

01/08/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great Depression-era tax resistance movement.


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Our Passive Trade Balance

History of the Austrian School of Economics

This is the first time Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's essay "Our Passive Trade Balance" has appeared in English.

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The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
States have successfully managed to persuade subject populations that any insult to the state is an insult to the people as well.

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