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The Deep State Wants Your Guns

Blog12/11/2018

With direct access to data and regulatory power, unelected bureaucrats can be a greater threat to private and property rights than elected officials.

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The Pundits Still Don’t Understand Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2018

The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Labor and Wages

Blog08/20/2018

The welfare state has impaired immigrants' success in integrating into and contributing to the Swedish economy.

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The Mises Institute's Case for Optimism

Blog05/31/2018

Mises always maintained that the war for liberty is won or lost on the battlefield of ideas.

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The Latest Panic over "Assault Weapons"

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/01/2018

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, even changed the definition of assault rifle to fit pro-gun control talking points.

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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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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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
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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