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The Sheriff Revolt on New Gun Laws Shows Why America Needs More Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/11/2019

Some states are passing laws where majority approval is found in just a handful of counties. This means just one or two regions of large states are forcing laws on the rest.

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The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy

Media and CultureStrategy

03/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob discusses the recent "outrage mobs" on social media—in which people intentionally spread misleading or outright false smears against their opponents—and how comedians are the only ones left who can speak the truth.
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The Draft Should be Abolished for Everyone — Not Just Women

Blog02/25/2019

A federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional to only force men to register for the draft. He should have ruled that its unconstitutional for the federal government to enslave anyone for purposes of military service.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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The Why of Human Action

02/20/2019Articles of Interest
Mises: "What I aimed at in writing Human Action was to contribute my share to ... prevent[ing] America from following Europe down the path to annihilation of civilization and prosperity."
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The Real State of the Economy

U.S. Economy

02/18/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy on the current state of the U.S. economy.
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The Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.
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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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