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The Problem with Government Licensing Schemes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/20/2018

Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.

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Voting with Our Feet? Local Government "Services" and the Supposed Tiebout Effect

Media and CultureStrategyU.S. History

06/18/2018Mises Daily Articles
Because they have guaranteed income through taxes, competition among political jurisdictions is not like competition among private firms.

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Tom Wolfe, RIP

Media and Culture

Blog06/02/2018

“The heart of my thinking is that language is man-made ... and it is only language that enables human beings to control nature.”

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Government Police Are the Latest Persecuted "Victim" Group

Blog05/31/2018

Some members of Congress are pushing for new laws to make police a protected group in a way similar to "hate crime" legislation. 

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How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride

Donald Trump's crusade against Iran is being helped along by his love affair with the Saudi Regime — and its army of lobbyists.

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Canada's Debt Spiral

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/19/2018

One of the reasons governments can run up huge deficits so easily is that the politicians — unlike entrepreneurs — can't be held accountable for their bad debts.

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Millennial Candidates Embrace Socialism, while Venezuela Chokes on it

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/15/2018

Implementation of Marx’s ideas make nobody happy, other than spoiled millennials who aren’t suffering under it.

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The Solution to Canada’s Failed Universal Health Care System: Consumer and Physician Freedom

Health

Blog05/10/2018

The most sure way to expand the supply of high quality health care is to defend the right of any consumer and any physician to enter into a voluntary exchange.

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Starbucks Case Illustrates How Government Police Aren't Like Private Police

The EntrepreneurThe Police State

Blog05/05/2018

Unlike government police, private firms often suffer falling stock prices and falling revenues when running afoul of public expectations. 

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Universal Health Care in Canada: A Colossal Government Failure

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog04/28/2018

The median waiting time for patients in Canada from referral by a practitioner, to consultation with a specialist, to date of treatment, was 21.2 weeks in 2017.

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