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The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner

Property Rights

Blog4 hours ago

In his new book, The Great Fiction, Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses how every property owner now faces the threat of his property being turned into "fiat property" at the whim of the state, at any time. 

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Who's to Blame for Normalizing One-Man Rule?

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and Culture

Blog04/19/2021

Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.

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Biden's Amtrak Infrastructure Scam

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/19/2021

Profit-seeking entrepreneurs move factors of production to their highest and most economical uses. Amtrak, on the other hand, is diverting useful factors of production from higher use values to lower-valued uses. To put it another way, Amtrak is destroying wealth.

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The Problem with "Just Do What the Cops Say and You Won't Get Hurt"

Law

Blog04/17/2021

Apologists for police abuse often claim that if a citizen complies with police orders and does what he's told, then he won't get hurt. The evidence says otherwise. 

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Is God a Capitalist?

Book Reviews

Blog04/17/2021

In his book God Is a Capitalist: Markets from Moses to Marx, McKinney “shows how Biblical economic principles answer the most vexing problems the world faces today, such as poverty, inequality and pollution.” 

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The Interesting Case of the Zaïre—the Question MMT Cannot Answer

Money and Banks

Blog04/16/2021

The case of the zaïre currency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo provides strong anecdotal evidence discounting the fiat currency–obsessed modern monetary theory.

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The Plutocrats of Wall Street and Silicon Valley Are Scamming America

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2021

Free market advocates long ago figured out that the monied classes of bankers and Wall Street operatives were exploiting the "little people" to prop up the fortunes of what is now the billionaire class. The scam is alive and well today. 

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The Plan to Save the the Postal Service by Making It Even Worse

U.S. History

Blog04/15/2021

The post office can't seem to balance its books. So like all monopolists, the postal service plans to "improve" things by increasing prices and making its service even worse. 

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