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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.
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Bretigne Shaffer on California's Mandatory Vaccinations

Big GovernmentHealth

11/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer discuss the vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the parents who are protesting the policy.
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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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Why Government Should Not Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/09/2019

The fewer non-productive bubble activities we have, the better it is for those activities that actually crate wealth. But attempts to reverse deflation with new money creation only create new bubbles.

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The Berlin Wall Reminds Us of What Happens After We "Smash Capitalism"

World History

Blog11/08/2019

It's not necessary to completely destroy capitalism to impoverish us irrevocably. The further a regime moves in the direction of the "egalitarian" states of the old communist world, the worse the impoverishment will be.

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FDR and the Collectivist Wave

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

11/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
In the 20th century, the US regime started refusing to recognize other regimes that failed to pass a morality test. But what was "moral" was never clear since FDR enthusiastically supported the blood-soaked Soviet regime under Stalin.
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Locke vs. Cohen vs. Rothbard on Homesteading

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog11/08/2019

Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.

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