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Gun Ownership Rights Aren't as Safe as Many Think

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog09/22/2018

While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.

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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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Government Counterfeiting — Not Capitalism — Squeezes Family Budgets

Money and BanksPovertyMoney and Banking

Blog08/23/2018

In a world of rampant central bank intervention and endless government regulation, some are still claiming we live in a world of "hypercapitalism."

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Governments Have Destroyed Housing Affordability in Many Places — But Some Refuges Remain

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog08/10/2018

Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.

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Government Worker Napped Three Hours Per Day for Four Years

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog08/04/2018

The average California state government worker earns 23 percent more in total compensation than their similarly skilled and educated private-sector counterpart.

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Government Nutrition Policy: A Big, Fat Failure

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/12/2018

Obesity has skyrocketed since the government became involved in the food pyramid. 

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Goods Can Never Be Distributed "Equally" — Especially Not In a Socialist Regime

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog06/05/2018

There is no truly equal way to distribute goods. But capitalism offers a way for more people to benefit from the process of bidding for those goods and services.

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