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Why Marx Never Figured Out How to Distribute Goods in a Socialist Society

Calculation and KnowledgeSubjectivism

Blog11/28/2020

Contra Marx, Mises understood that human desires and needs are not determined merely by biology. 

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The Right to Own a Gun Isn't Just for Americans

Blog11/28/2020

Private firearms ownership decentralizes coercive power, transferring some of it from the state to the private individual. Naturally, political regimes oppose this. But even many non-Americans embrace private arms. 

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Covid Is Just the Latest Excuse for Canada’s Politicians to Violate the Constitution

Blog11/28/2020

If the word “free” is to have any meaning, it should mean something more than whatever freedom remains after the government has finished restricting it.

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Inequality and the Gold Standard

Blog11/27/2020

It's not a coincidence that the wealth of the top 1 percent began to really take off when the US ended the last remnants of the gold standard in 1973. 

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Taxation and Forced Labor

Blog11/27/2020

Not only is taxation theft, but by taking away part of the money you earn, the government is forcing you to work for it.

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Why Sound Money Is "Green" and Central Banks Aren't

Central BanksThe Environment

Although many central bankers have claimed the central banks are instrumental in ushering in a more green economy, a closer look suggests the opposite is true.

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Why Commies Hate Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Blog11/26/2020

In 1923 Lenin released a propaganda pamphlet titled “Down with the Private Kitchen.” It explained how private dinners with one's family are reactionary, bourgeois, and generally something requiring total destruction. 

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Lockdowns Destroy What Makes Us Human

HealthMedia and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/26/2020

Government planners have embraced a materialistic view of human beings which cheapens the importance of family and social events. These "experts" fail to understand what being human really means. 

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