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How So Many Bad Ideas Manage to Win on Election Day

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/07/2018

Bad ideas can spread more quickly than good ones, often because they sound so good until you spend some time thinking about them.

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Happy Birthday Ralph!

Blog10/22/2018

Today would have been  Ralph Raico's eighty-second birthday. He was a foremost historian of classical liberalism and a leading libertarian theorist.​

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Happy Birthday Hans!

Blog09/02/2018

Today is Hans Hoppe's Birthday

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Hunter Lewis on Morality

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog05/19/2018

Hunter Lewis presents an important view of morality, derived from Hume, Mises, and Hazlitt.

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Healthcare: "Insurance" Now Just Means Redistribution

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog06/04/2017
When politicians talk about health "insurance" they're usually just talking about schemes to redistribute wealth and income.
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Herbert Spencer Explains the Difference Between Politics and Private Enterprise

BiographiesPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2017
Spencer realized that it is "an absurdly utopian hope" that government agents will be less abusive than market actors.
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How Ray Kroc of McDonald's Built an Entrepreneurial Empire

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog03/15/2017
The Founder, a recent movie about Ray Kroc and McDonald's, illustrates points about the free market made by Mises.
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Herbert Spencer: Protectionism Is "Aggressionism"

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Protectionism only "protects" by having the state attack property rights through higher taxes or prohibitions on those who wish to trade freely.
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