Mises Wire

Bring Back the Constitution's Prohibiton of Double Jeopardy

Legal System

Blog08/23/2019

The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits trying a person twice for the same crime. But the federal government now routinely ignores this.

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Government Prosecutors Are Out of Control

Legal System

Blog08/21/2019

While repealing laws and police reforms are important in alleviating mass incarceration, the problem is likely to continue as long as prosecutors are permitted to operate with so few constraints.

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The Problem with Private Prisons Is Not that They Are Private

Blog08/15/2019

Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.

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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

Legal System

Blog08/08/2019

Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.

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How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers

Legal System

Blog08/01/2019

Qualified immunity is the clearest example that the rule of law is dead (or, perhaps, never existed); government officials live by one set of rules, and the rest of us live by another.

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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog06/15/2019

The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the Communists believed to be inevitable.

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Learning the Right Lessons from D-Day

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/06/2019

Both the battle and the war were unnecessary, but were the products of Great Power hubris and incompetence during and after World War I.

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