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Bob Nails Krugman's Perverse Morality on Infrastructure Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses Krugman's shocking willingness to harm the country—as long as it denies Trump a political victory.
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What Universities Won't Teach College Students About the Economics of Climate Change

Big GovernmentEducationThe Environment

Blog06/10/2019

The rhetorical framing of "climate change" is far removed from the underlying research. And the real-world costs of "doing something" are rarely considered.

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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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Two Years After Trump's Exit from the Paris Agreement, It's Proven To Be a Farce

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog06/05/2019

Environmental activists admit that the Paris Agreement wasn't a "solution" to climate change, they should actually be thanking Trump for abandoning it.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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The Popular (and Wrong) Interpretation of the "Industrial Revolution"

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Far from being a bucolic utopia, economic conditions were highly unsatisfactory on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. The traditional social system was not elastic enough to provide for the needs of a rapidly increasing population.
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