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The FDA Wants to Control Your Stem Cells

Blog11/12/2019

Our right to privacy is premised upon the idea of personal autonomy and extends to the right to bodily integrity. This includes our stem cells.

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Propaganda and the 2020 Foreign Policy Debate

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

11/11/2019Audio/Video
Scott Horton speaks at the 2019 Ron Paul Symposium in Lake Jackson, Texas.
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19th-Century Americans Didn't "Support the Troops"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/11/2019

In the 19th century, the common view of federal soldiers was "as slackers on the public dole" and people with "such a lazy life," as to be "certainly not worth their country's crying about."

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The Decline of the Rule of Law

Legal SystemInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The attack on the principles of the Rule of Law was part of the general movement away from liberalism which began about 1870. It came almost entirely from the intellectual leaders of the socialist movement.
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My First Time to East Berlin

World History

Blog11/11/2019

One East Berliner told me there was not much difference between “freedom” in West and East Berlin because some workers in West Berlin had to commute more than half an hour by bus to get to work.   Hence, they had no freedom.

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Argentina Votes for More Inflation, Spending, and Economic Instability

Money and Banks

Blog11/11/2019

Argentinians have voted again for the policies that led to the 2014 financial crisis, and many crises before it. The regime remains inflationary and committed to big spending.

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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.
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Bretigne Shaffer on California's Mandatory Vaccinations

Big GovernmentHealth

11/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer discuss the vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the parents who are protesting the policy.
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