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Government-Created Monopolies Are Everywhere

Monopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2019

Throughout American history, politicians have incessantly awarded preferential policies (e.g., “corporate welfare”) to special interests that has allowed them to create monopolies dominating virtually every major market.

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Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/10/2018

Even without the Bill of Rights, the federal government has no legitimate authority to control what people read or what people own, including books and guns. 

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

02/14/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari believed that if the market were given a chance to operate free from the restrictions of the state, it would satisfy all means voluntarily.
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6_1_5_0.pdf

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide the service of police protection.
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5_4_4_0.pdf

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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 1

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari was the last of the great nineteenth-century French laissez-faire liberals.
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5_3_3_0.pdf

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Gold versus Fractional Reserves

Booms and BustsThe FedGold StandardMonetary Theory

11/22/2017Mises Daily Articles
A dual currency system could eventually permit a smooth transition back to a sound gold currency.
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Government Guaranteed Income is Not a Solution

Big GovernmentLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog06/12/2017
Henry Hazlitt's critique of Milton Friedman's Negative Income Tax remains relevant as libertarians continue to embrace Universal Basic Income.
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