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Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2019

Firearm sound suppressors are nothing like they are portrayed in Hollywood movies. Also, they are already heavily regulated by federal officials. Efforts to ban them are nothing more than political posturing.

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Berlin's Government Is Making Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/02/2019

In response to tight housing markets, the Berlin government has decided to make things worse through price controls and new regulations on housing construction.

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Benjamin Constant: French Liberal Extraordinaire

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
"He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a contemporary. His lifelong concern, both as a writer and politician, was the growth of human freedom.
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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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Beginning the Welfare State: Civil War Veterans’ Pensions

U.S. History

06/19/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era? Patrick Newman reveals Rothbard's target: the fourth party system (1896–1932).
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Bob Nails Krugman's Perverse Morality on Infrastructure Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses Krugman's shocking willingness to harm the country—as long as it denies Trump a political victory.
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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Brazil's Left Is Cracking Down on Free Speech

World History

Blog06/07/2019

Brazilian authorities here are discontented with our rising skepticism of the state — and they are willing to silence the dissidents.

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