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Libertarian Law by Democratic Means: A Method for Conflict Resolution

LawPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/16/2022

What is libertarian law and how does it function? Ludwig von Mises answered some of those questions and helped chart a path to achieving such a state of affairs.

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College Conference Switching as Secession? A Case Study in "Nations by Consent"

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/16/2022

One way to interpret Southern Cal and UCLA's move to switch conferences and join the Big 10 is as a form of peaceful secession.

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Hotter than the Sun: Finally, a Book Worth Reading

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/15/2022

Even though the Cold War ended three decades ago, the threat of nuclear war still hangs over us. Scott Horton reminds us that preventing nuclear war should always be high on our political agenda.

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We Need More Inequality, Not Less

Free MarketsProgressivism

Blog07/15/2022

Progressives claim that inequality is causing poverty and making people's lives worse. In reality, inequality leads to better economic outcomes overall and pulls more people out of poverty.

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Consumers, Workers, and Monopolies: Free Markets Serve All

Economic FreedomFree MarketsMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/14/2022

The ruling class is claiming that free markets are nothing more than a "trickle-down" scheme. But a free market system really does serve society best.

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Like the Old McCarthyism, the New McCarthyism Targets Russia

ProgressivismSocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/14/2022

In the 1950s, McCarthyism targeted people who were accused of supporting Russia. Today's McCarthyism targets people accused of supporting … Russia. Some things never change.

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Inflation Hits 9.1 Percent after Months of Empty Talk at the Fed

Money and Banks

Blog07/13/2022

June was the fifteenth month in a row during which price inflation outpaced earnings growth. June's gap is also among the biggest we've seen in decades.

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Argentina's Difficult Political Landscape and Libertarian Prospects for Change

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog07/13/2022

Once wealthy Argentina has suffered under one interventionist regime after another for nearly a century. What are the prospects for changing things for the better?

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