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"Raise My Taxes" Really Just Means "Raise Others' Taxes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/03/2019

Now that they're already rich, the millionaires and billionaires who say "tax me more" are really just trying to become popular by imposing new, harsher rules of the game on everyone.

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The F-35: Poster Child for Pentagon Boondoggles

Far from becoming an effective weapon, the trillion-dollar F-35 is proving to be a fragile one that cannot accomplish its missions.

07/02/2019Power & Market
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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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World War I: A Revisionist Reading List

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/18/2019

These books and authors criticize the decision of the United States in 1917 to enter WWI, the bad results of the treaties that ended the war, and the propaganda designed to induce the public to accept the war against the Central Powers.

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Mexican BMW Factory Shows Us the Benefits of Free Trade

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog06/18/2019

Car companies are building in Mexico rather than the United States, largely because it has freer trade than the United States does with the rest of the world.

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Alienated America

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

06/14/2019The Austrian
Readers of Tim Carney's 'Alienated America' will gain much from the author's account of civil society. After all, isolated individuals do not make for a successful marketplace. Free markets succeed best in the context a stable civil society.
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Remembering George Mason and the Virginia Declaration of Rights

Blog06/12/2019

June 12 was the day the Virginia Declaration of Rights, penned by George Mason, was ratified by the Fifth Virginia Convention in 1776. And it has pride of place as the first of several declarations of rights in the era.

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