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The Next British Prime Minister: Is There a Least-Worst Candidate?

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Tory MPs vying for the Prime Ministership mostly all vote alike on taxes and foreign policy. So only the issue of Brexit separates the bad from the very bad candidates.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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Two Years After Trump's Exit from the Paris Agreement, It's Proven To Be a Farce

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog06/05/2019

Environmental activists admit that the Paris Agreement wasn't a "solution" to climate change, they should actually be thanking Trump for abandoning it.

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Good Fascists and Bad Fascists

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

06/05/2019Mises Daily Articles
People often flirt with the idea that we need a little bit of fascism — but only on the side of God and democracy.
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In Africa, Poverty Grows Because of the Elites' Anti-Capitalism

Global Economy

Blog06/05/2019

Both ideological anti-capitalism and economic factors contribute to the way Africa lags the rest of the world in the conquest of poverty.

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World War II: A Reading List

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/05/2019

These books and authors offer a more realistic view of the moral problems with the American state's conduct in "the good war," World War II.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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The Popular (and Wrong) Interpretation of the "Industrial Revolution"

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Far from being a bucolic utopia, economic conditions were highly unsatisfactory on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. The traditional social system was not elastic enough to provide for the needs of a rapidly increasing population.
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