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Defending the Undefendable: The Slum Lord

Free MarketsFrom the Archives

Blog12/11/2017
Slum housing is a problem when the inhabitants live there of necessity — not wishing to remain there, but unable to afford anything better.
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Double Your Gift to the Mises Institute at No Cost!

Blog12/01/2017
Gary Schlarbaum, one of our generous supporters, has again offered to match all donations received through December 9.
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Dictators Fall, but States Remain: Zimbabwe's (Already) Missed Chance

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

A pivotal and far-reaching transformation for Zimbabwe. How can one know that things won’t change?
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Don't Close the Tax "Loopholes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/27/2017
Closing so-called tax loopholes simply increase the tax burden for many Americans, and are hardly to be praised.
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Did Tariffs Really Cause the American Civil War?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog11/25/2017
Regional conflicts went far beyond a simple dispute over taxation.
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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.
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Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2017
Democrats and Republicans all need to get over this mercantilist obsession over an imbalance of trade.
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