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Men Fleeing the Military Draft Are True Refugees

World History

Blog57 min ago

When states offer refuge to foreigners seeking to avoid the military draft, these governments perform a humanitarian act, which is helping refugees avoid kidnapping and enslavement. 

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Misunderstanding Murray (Again)

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical TheorySubjectivism

Blog09/23/2022

Professor Melinda Cooper of Australia believes she has "discovered" Murray Rothbard, but the Rothbard she claims to have found is nonexistent. David Gordon explains why.

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Molinari Explains the Difference between Monarchy and Popular Government

World History

Blog09/14/2022

The rise of democracy blurred the lines between the regime and the people it exploits. This was less of a problem under monarchs, whose interests were clearly separate from the public's. 

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Mandatory Vaccines vs. Logic and Kantian Ethics

LawProgressivismThe Police State

Blog09/07/2022

Vaccine mandates imposed by governments violate individual rights and further the coercive powers of the state. They also violate Kantian ethical norms, turning people into vehicles to accomplish the ends of governing elites.

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Malcolm McLean: The Unsung Capitalist Hero Who Changed the World One Container at a Time

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsU.S. EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2022

Before Steve Jobs and the iPhone, there was Malcolm McLean, inventor of the shipping container. McLean made the iPhone—and many other things—possible.

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Money Does Matter: The End of the Gold Standard Led to a Lower Standard of Living

Free MarketsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog08/24/2022

When the Nixon administration ended the dollar's ties to gold, it was yet another sad chapter in the US government's abuse of its currency. And the government learned nothing.

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Money Is Not Wealth, nor Is Wealth Natural Resources

Economic FreedomMonetary PolicyProperty RightsSocialism

Blog08/19/2022

Development economists often confuse natural resources with wealth and then are puzzled when countries rich in resources experience widespread poverty. Free markets lead to creation of wealth, period.

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