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The Latest Panic over "Assault Weapons"

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/01/2018

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, even changed the definition of assault rifle to fit pro-gun control talking points.

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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog03/20/2018

Broadening state powers to declare people "mentally ill" is a dangerous proposition. 

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog03/14/2018

Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Jordan Peterson and Human Action

Praxeology

Blog02/14/2018
There are many similarities between the action framework presented by Jordan Peterson and that of Mises and Rothbard.
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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/13/2018
Meat consumption is now being portrayed as a threat to the earth and all life — and thus attempts at a meat tax won't be far behind.
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The Causes of the Revolution of 1776

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

01/23/2018Mises Daily Articles
The colonists regarded the State primarily as an instrument whereby one might help oneself and hurt others.
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