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In New "Mind-Blowing" Study, Planting Trees Reduces Carbon Better Than Carbon Taxes

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog9 hours ago

The whole episode shows the folly of top-down political solutions to social challenges.

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The Left Argues Slavery Was an Economic Blessing. Here's Why They Are Wrong.

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/20/2019

Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.

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Hannah Cox Tells Conservatives Why They Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Legal SystemThe Police State

08/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Hannah Cox discuss the State’s abuses in the criminal justice system.
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A Rothbardian Take on Negative Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

Joe Weisenthal is questioning whether people should be able to deposit their money in a checking account and be paid interest on it — Rothbardians have been saying that for decades. 

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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2019

In 1986, eight governors threatened to veto deployments of state troops to Central America. Washington generals and politicians responded by further destroying state independence and the Second Amendment's militia clause.

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If Deficits Are This Huge Now, What Happens When the Recession Hits?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/16/2019

It is troubling that after a decade of an economic expansion, the US government is still spending money as it does during and immediately following a recession. It is as if the economy is now in a state of permanent "stimulus."

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Auberon Herbert On Self Defense

Political Theory

Blog08/16/2019

"If the self is the real property of the individual, force may be employed to repel the force that would take from an individual this special bit of property in himself."

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Why Joe Biden Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate

Blog08/15/2019

The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.

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