Mises Wire

The Right to Own a Gun Isn't Just for Americans

Blog11/28/2020

Private firearms ownership decentralizes coercive power, transferring some of it from the state to the private individual. Naturally, political regimes oppose this. But even many non-Americans embrace private arms. 

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Taxation and Forced Labor

Blog11/27/2020

Not only is taxation theft, but by taking away part of the money you earn, the government is forcing you to work for it.

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Those Who Fear Disease Most Are Most Likely to Prefer Authoritarian Regimes

HealthPolitical Theory

Blog11/24/2020

Researchers have suggested for years that "pathogen prevalence" can be used to predict the public's embrace of despotism.

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The Impossibility of "Taxation with Representation"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2020

The slogan "taxation without representation" implies that taxation with representation is both possible and moral. But the idea of political representation is fraught with errors.

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The Evil of American Exceptionalism

Blog11/20/2020

According to Anne Applebaum, those who deny American “exceptionalism,” that is to say, global crusading for “democracy,” are dangerous extremists.

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The United Nations and the Origins of "The Great Reset"

Big Government

Blog11/18/2020

The United Nations has been the key institution in setting the stage for a global "Great Reset" devoted to global management of human society and of markets. 

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The Dystopian "Fourth Industrial Revolution" Will Be Very Different from the First One

Big GovernmentCapitalismSocialism

Blog11/17/2020

Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum has big plans for a "sustainable" future. Most of it involves the destruction of markets and basic human rights.

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The Myth of America as a "Reluctant Superpower"

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/16/2020

In this outstanding study, Stephen Wertheim shows that both views that dominate American foreign policy are wrong. In doing so, he vindicates for our time the merits of a noninterventionist foreign policy.

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