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Ending Gun Violence Begins by Ending the Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2017

With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room....

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The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/25/2017
One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.
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Ludwig von Mises on Collectivist Fallacies and Interventionist Follies

Interventionism

Blog09/18/2017
This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of 'Theory and History' in 1957, a work of enduring relevance in our own time.
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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.
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"Liberal Socialism" — Another False Utopia

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/28/2017
Very often, bad and failed ideas do not die, they simply reappear in slightly different intellectual garb.
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Austrian Monetary Theory vs. Federal Reserve Inflation Targeting

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/22/2017
When a central bank sets a two-percent price inflation target as a guide for monetary policy, it is targeting an arbitrary construction of economic statisticians.
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Tyrants of the Mind and the New Collectivism

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/08/2017
The ideology of “political correctness” is strangling the principle and practice of freedom of speech.
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