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Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

War and Foreign Policy

02/02/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the true costs of war.
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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

Blog01/23/2018
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.
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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/20/2018Mises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.
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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.
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Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2017
Democrats and Republicans all need to get over this mercantilist obsession over an imbalance of trade.
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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.
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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.
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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog09/25/2017
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.
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