Mises Wire

Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Lies: A Government Tradition

Legal System

Blog10/09/2019

Governments routinely bribe suspects into accusing others in exchange for reduced sentences. Thus, suspects are willing to say pretty much anything prosecutors want them to. Governments are fine with this.

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Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. History

04/22/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton presents to Young Americans for Liberty at Auburn University on 20 April 2019.
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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/15/2018

Our inflationary financial system benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog04/20/2018

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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Revenue Tariffs vs. Protectionist Tariffs

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/03/2018

They're the same thing. 

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