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What if the Majority Voted for “None of the Above”?

Political Theory

Blog10/18/2019

Allowing a space on the ballot for "none of the above" would be a step in the right direction toward a slightly less farcical political system.

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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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Stimulus Brings Stagnation: The Case of Japan

Blog10/17/2019

Japan's "lost decade" turned into three decades as the scourge of non-stop monetary and fiscal stimulus brought seemingly endless economic stagnantion.

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The Pre-Marriage Blood Test In America Is Now Gone

This year, Montana became the last state to completely abolish Progressive-Era blood tests as a requirement for a marriage license.

10/17/2019Power & Market
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Jeff Snider Explains the Repo Market Flare-Up, the Fed’s Phony Solution, and the Global Dollar Problem

The FedFinancial Markets

10/17/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Jeff Snider discuss the recent spike in lending rates in the repo markets, and how the Fed’s attempted solution fails to address the real problem.
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If People Can't Be Trusted with Market Freedom, They Also Can't Be Trusted with the Vote

Interventionism

Blog10/17/2019

Behavioral economists say that since individuals are irrational, we need more state intervention in the economy. However, their criticism can be turned around: if individuals are irrational, government power is especially dangerous.

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The Fairness of "Unequal" Exchange

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

10/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
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Why the State Can't Claim Our "Implied Consent"

Big Government

Blog10/16/2019

The given explanations for "implied consent" to government rule would never pass muster if applied to any private-sector organization.

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