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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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A Torrent of Laws

Legal System

10/24/2019Books
But how do we tell how many laws are too many, and which ones are pernicious?
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Argentina: A Country Caught in an Endless Loop of Financial Crises

Blog10/23/2019

Although Argentinians mean well, they cannot seem to break free of an endless loop of crises causes by expansions of the welfare state and deficit spending.

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Abolish the Tampon Tax, Even If It's What SJWs Want

Blog10/22/2019

The SJWs protesting the so-called "tampon tax" are doing so for rather questionable reasons. But if they're going to argue that taxes are a bad thing, we shouldn't stop them.

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All Human Beings — Not Just Capitalists — Are Self-Interested

Blog10/22/2019

Economists don't claim that self-interest is a moral good. They simply recognize it's an important part of human nature, and that government and social institutions must be designed for the human beings that actually exist — callous self-interest and all.

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A Man for Many Seasons

Biographies

10/18/2019Books
Henry Hazlitt, author, journalist, editor, reviewer, economist, has gained renown in at least three areas: as a popularizer of sound economic thinking, as a critic of John Maynard Keynes, and as a contributor to moral philosophy.
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Austrian School vs. “Law & Economics" on Product Safety

Bureaucracy and RegulationOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2019

A look at the differences between the Austrian School and the "Law & Economics" tradition, with respect to product safety regulation.

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A Biography of Henry Hazlitt

Biographies

10/05/2019Articles of Interest
"The art of economics consists of looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."
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