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The "Public Goods" Excuse for Big Government

Blog09/05/2019

We can't just assume "public goods" like national defense benefit everyone. They come with real costs, and all the "services" that fall under the category of national defense are certainly not of equal use or benefit.

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The 100-Year Bond is Unethical

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog08/31/2019

100-year bonds push government debt onto future taxpayers who haven't even been born yet. And they also show the government has no intention of actually paying its debts.

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Tom Woods Probes the Origin Story of Bob Murphy

Biographies

08/26/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains how he got into Austrian economics and libertarianism.
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The Hidden Costs Behind Every Government Program

Blog08/24/2019

Governments love to point to stuff they built with your tax dollars. But they never point to all the destroyed wealth and lost opportunities that result from those same programs and policies. 

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The Left Argues Slavery Was an Economic Blessing. Here's Why They Are Wrong.

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/20/2019

Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.

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The Rise of Capitalism

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic feature of capitalism that distinguished it from precapitalist methods of production is capitalism's efforts to make goods and services available to everyone — not just the wealthy.
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The Dangers of Defamation Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/14/2019

Even if laws against slander and libel appear good in theory, in practice they are all too often used by the powerful to silence the weak. A respect for free speech demands defamation laws be kept very weak.

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The Six Things Boris Johnson Should Do to Turn the UK Around

Global EconomyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/14/2019

Brexit is an opportunity to reset economic, monetary, and trade policies. The implications of getting rid of the EU millstone go far beyond the leaving date of 31 October. 

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