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Allen Mendenhall: Trump's Supreme Court

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Trump has announced his nominee for the Supreme Court. Allen Mendenhall explains from a libertarian perspective.
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Advertisers Aren't As Powerful As We Think

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Experience suggests that advertising and propaganda aren't as powerful as we assume them to be. This has both economic and political implications.
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Allen Mendenhall and Jeff Deist: Election Postmortem

StrategyPolitical Theory

Jeff Deist and Allen Mendenhall discuss the aftermath of Donald Trump's surprising presidential victory.
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Are We Just Like Milton Friedman? Where Austria and Chicago Differ

The Contra Krugman Show, broadcasting live from Mises University 2016.
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Abolish the FBI

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to wage political war against its enemies and protect its own interests.

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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

02/02/2016Mises Wire
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have criminal records.
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Austrian Economics Is More than Free-Market Economics

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

01/12/2016Mises Wire
Many people mistakenly think of Austrian economics as nothing more than a radical defense of free markets, though it's really a framework for studying human action and its social implications.
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After the Greek Crisis, Euro Elites Dream of a Unified Euro State

Global EconomyMoney and BanksWorld History

09/11/2015Mises Wire
With the Greek crisis fading in the minds of Europeans, the calls for Europe-wide political unity are fading. But the Euro elites will still strive for a world where both rich and poor member states can be coerced by a central European state.
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