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The State of the Union: An Annual Reminder of Inevitable Default

02/05/2020Power & Market

The political equivalent of Crystal Pepsi, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have given up their long-standing façade of budgetary restraint.

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Protectionism Is Not the Answer to the Canadian Fur Trade’s Problems

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/29/2020

The North American fur trade is in decline. Unfortunately, many think that the solution is for the government to step in to “protect” trappers from market competition.

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Mises the Decentralist Hero

StrategyPolitical Theory

01/28/2020Audio/Video
Opposition to decentralization in government often arises out of fear. Most people have been indoctrinated into the idea that a large centralized state can better prevent bad things from happening.
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Markets Provide Guns Despite Government Restrictions

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog01/28/2020

In spite of all kinds of restrictions and red tape, consumer demand for firearms remains high, and the industry has found a way to meet that demand—through "80 percent lower receivers."

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The True Costs of Bad Economists, Explained

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/28/2020

In terms of economics, what currently is should be of very little importance: what matters, and that we should seek to understand, is the process that brought it about and that will create what will be in its place.

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Economics: The "Other Side" of Politics

01/24/2020Power & Market

The underlying problem in democracies is widespread economic illiteracy.

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An Introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment "Sanctuaries"

Legal System

Blog01/20/2020

Although the term “sanctuary” implies comparability to local jurisdictions that refuse to participate in the enforcement of some federal immigration laws, the similarities don’t go beyond the name itself.

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Virginia Is Only the Beginning

01/20/2020Power & Market

To a certain degree, the showdown in Virginia is really only superficially about guns. It represents the valid anxiety that has arisen as the state’s rural population finds itself increasingly powerless in the face of the rapidly expanding political power wielded by high population centers.

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