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Why Property Rights Are Absolute, but Contracts Are Not

Blog08/13/2020

Because each person's control over his own body and will are inalienable, no person can be held to any sort of slavery "contract" even if all parties once agreed on it.

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War for Hong Kong?

Blog06/02/2020

The United States has been trying to provoke China into a conflict for years. But Americans benefit far more from peace with China. We shouldn't fall for the state's latest hate campaign against foreigners.

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War On China?

SocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog03/17/2020

Sinister forces in American political life are using the coronavirus crisis to incite war with China and to stir up bad feelings toward the Chinese people. But war with China should be the last thing people want.

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What Would Murray Say About the Coronavirus?

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog03/05/2020

If government scientists claim that they have discovered a vaccine for the coronavirus, can the government force us to take it? Can they force us into quarantines? These are the sort of problems we can solve if we look to Murray for help.

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Why Austrian-School Economists Tend To Be Libertarians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/26/2019

Austrian-school economics is value-free and is not necessarily in favor of laissez-faire. But the Austrian view of markets and market power tends to push one in the laissez-faire direction.

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/07/2019

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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What the State Is Not

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

The state is not "us." Even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.

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