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Socialists Have Never Shown How They Could Increase the Standard of Living

Blog11/03/2020

Fighting erroneous socialist doctrines is not a special interest of a single class but the cause of all; everyone would suffer under the limitation of production and of progress entailed by socialism.

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Why Threats of Election Violence May Be Here to Stay

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2020

A repeated pattern of close elections accompanied by threats of violence (or actual violence) is a sign that something is wrong with a nation's political system.

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Why Socialism Won’t End Worker "Exploitation"

Labor and WagesSocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog11/03/2020

Economic realities mean the socialist state would need to utilize the same method of discounting wages as capitalists do. The only difference is that under socialism, bureaucrats would do the "exploitation."

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Lockdowners and "the Desire to Dominate"

Blog11/03/2020

Bizarrely, people from Paul Krugman to Tyler Cowen seems to think that libertarians rule the world and that everything that has gone wrong is libertarians’ fault.

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Preelection Survey: What Is This Election About?

Blog11/03/2020

In this timely series, several Mises Institute scholars and writers come together to discuss the themes running through the 2020 election race and the most important policy issues for the American presidency.

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The Idea that Democracy Is the Same as Liberty Is a Weapon in the Hands of Despots

Blog11/03/2020

Probably no other belief is now so much a threat to liberty…as the one that democracy, by itself alone, guarantees liberty.

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Massachusetts Is Back with More "Right to Repair" Nonsense

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2020

The new "right to repair" measure on the ballot in Massachusetts has very little to do with rights, and a lot to do with new costly and bureaucratic mandates on automakers. 

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Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem Exposes a Big Problem with Democracy

Blog11/02/2020

Kenneth Arrow showed in 1951 that the entire project of social choice theory rested on quicksand.

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