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How the Federalists Bullied Rhode Island into Joining the United States

U.S. History

Blog5 hours ago

Even after countless threats of embargoes and other forms of aggression from the new imperialist USA, a shift of one vote would have defeated the Constitution in Rhode Island. It truly was a last stand that just barely failed.

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The Moral Law versus Tyranny

World History

Blog8 hours ago

Is there any law beyond civil law? What do we mean when we say “law” in a particular context? What are the current limitations on law? What should the limits on law be? Bastiat and Leonard Read help provide answers. 

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Eco-imperialism: The West's New Kind of Colonialism

The Environment


Western intellectuals are trying to tear down symbols of traditional colonialism. Yet the West still continues a form a colonialism in Africa: eco-imperialism. 

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Biden's Rescue Act Targets Americans' Freedoms



Anything that encourages people to view politicians as saviors imperils freedom. Government controls follow a short step behind subsidies.

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The Coming Schism in the Evangelical Voting Bloc



What is the modern state? The answer to this question will—and perhaps already has—split the once unified white evangelical voting bloc.

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Good Economic Theory Is Always Grounded in the Real World

Money and Banks


The real world should always be regarded as the best foundation for an economic theory. Yet many mainstream economists think it's fine to ground economic theory in unrealistic assumptions about human behavior. 

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We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory


Often, when the “smash the state” position is invoked—especially among those less familiar with the state as an institution—further investigation often reveals a dangerous lack of precision about what exactly the state is.

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The Q2 Impact Report Is Here


The warmer months have been busy at the Mises Institute. Check out what we've accomplished with your help!

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