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Why We Need Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House Books

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog06/25/2018

The books of Laura Ingalls Wilder show a more civilized and libertarian side of the American frontier.

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What's Behind Trump's Korea Agreement

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/23/2018

Trump's Singapore Summit was really just a way for him to cede power in the region to the Koreas and to China. 

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Workplace Raids: A Big Problem with Immigration Enforcement

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog06/08/2018

Workplace raids against employers of non-government-approved workers make a mockery of private property rights.

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What the Supreme Court Got Wrong in Its Gay-Wedding Cake Decision

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/04/2018

There's really no need to do legal gymnastics about religious freedom. A simple respect for property rights solves the problem of forced baking of gay-wedding cakes.

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Why Fractional Reserve Banking Poses a Threat to Market Stability

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/04/2018

Mises advocated free banking because he thought it would restrain fractional reserve banking, which he viewed as the cause of unsustainable booms.

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Why Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this. 

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Warren Buffett and The New York Times Are Still Wrong About Taxes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog04/14/2018

Timothy Egan in The New York Times evokes Warren Buffett in a recent article on taxes. Unfortunately both men are completely wrong. 

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Why Marx Hated Individualism

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog03/29/2018

The capitalist system is a system in which promotion is precisely according to merit. Marx didn't like that.

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