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Marxist Dreams and Soviet Realities

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

02/20/2020Mises Daily Articles
The Nazi concentration camps were modified versions of Soviet originals. It's true the Soviet Union is not history's only killer state, but it is the original model on which others are based.
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Is Free Market Economics Too "Ideological"?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/20/2020

Free market economics is often ignorantly dismissed for being "ideological" rather than scientific. It probably sounds smart to the economically illiterate, but it is decidedly not.

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Why It's so Hard to Escape America's "Anti-Poverty" Programs

Economic FreedomPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog02/20/2020

Between the regulation of business and penalties for rising income, anti-poverty policies in America make it so that many workers have no clear path to escape poverty.

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Nationalism as National Liberation: Lessons from the End of the Cold War

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/19/2020

If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.

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The Case Against Political Activism

Anti-PoliticsStrategyPolitical Theory

02/19/2020Audio/Video
Jeff Deist explains why the private sector — and not political activism — is the most critical ingredient in improving American life today.
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Social Security Cannot Survive in Its Present Form

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/19/2020

The Social Security program will have to be either inflated away with increasingly worthless dollars or Congress will have to intervene to cut benefits. 

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The Green Fatal Conceit: Why Physical Science Can’t Tell Us Proper Policy Goals

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog02/19/2020

The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible. 

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Why Governments Hate Secession

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/18/2020

States seek to perpetuate themselves by seizing more control of capital and human beings. Size makes this easier. And every regime would become a mega-state like China or the US if it could.

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