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Our National Psychosis

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog11/13/2020

"We’re already past any of these illusions about democracy or politics or constitutionalism. I would argue that we’ve reached the point where loving our country requires us to identify and begin to separate the various nations which are within it. I think there’s nothing more important today."

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On Foreign Policy, Trump Is Still the Lesser Evil

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2020

The Democrats, Liz Cheney, and the Never Trumpers still want endless wars, and they hate Trump's apparent lack of enthusiasm for embracing their dreams of empire.

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Our Politicians Would Probably Be Better If We Picked Them by Lot

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Rather than choose among a group of narcissists desperate to become popular by redistributing the income of others, why not choose officeholders by lot for a single term?

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Our Fall Campaign Starts Today!

Blog09/28/2020

The mission of the Mises Institute is simple. We want to spread the ideas of Ludwig von Mises and the scholars he inspired.

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Other Reasons to Remove Wilson’s Name at Princeton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2020

There are at least four good reasons for removing Wilson’s name from Princeton buildings—racial bigotry, his embroiling the US in World War I, his founding of the Fed, and his enactment of the US income tax.

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Ocasio-Cortez is Wrong: We're Not Working 80-Hour Weeks Now

Labor and Wages

Blog11/07/2019

Some politicians are sure that even average Americans are working more grueling hours than ever. On average we have more leisure time than ever now, and working hours are down over the past 20 years.

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Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

Blog07/20/2019

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

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Occupational Licensing — An Unnecessary Evil

Blog05/04/2019

The number of jobs that require an occupational license now covers 30% of the US workforce, up from 5% in 1950.

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