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What Would it Take to "Win" the Drug War?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/11/2018

Proponents claim that if the government just "cracks down" even harder, the drug problem will be solved. The reality in Mexico and the Philippines shows how wrong this idea is.

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Will Cryptos Fulfill Hayek's Vision of Private, De-Nationalized Money

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/03/2018

With cryptocurrencies, currency competition in the spirit of Hayek has become possible even in the absence of self-limitation by governments.

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Why the Supreme Court Does What the Pentagon Wants

Blog07/03/2018

The Pentagon’s “judicial” system more closely resembles the system that the communist regime in Cuba employs, than any judicial system worthy of the name.

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What Free Trade Really Means

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/23/2018

America must reject the false dilemma of managed trade versus regulated trade — and choose free trade.

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What Free-Banking Advocates Get Wrong

Legal SystemMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/26/2018
Free-banking systems may make bank runs less frequent, but do they prevent credit expansion, artificial booms, and economic recessions?
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We Need Bastiat's The Law More than Ever

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/24/2018
The solution to the problem of human relationships is freedom, and it thrives most when the role of government is limited.
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Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog12/06/2017
It’s his business. It’s his private property. He has just as much right to discriminate here as he does with his home.
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Why Some People Are Poorer than Others

Blog07/26/2017
The only permanent way to cure poverty is to increase their earning power and productivity.
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