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How the State Preserves Itself—and What the State Fears

World History

Blog01/13/2021

The gravest crimes in the state's lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to the state itself: treason, desertion, insurrection, etc. The state does not exist to protect its citizens, but to protect itself.

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Hayek, Friedman, Buchanan: The Villains of "Neoliberalism"

Book ReviewsDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog01/07/2021

According to Brown, Hayek's position against mass democracy is not to be argued against but diagnosed. It is wrong because “democracy” is good—obviously.

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How Consumer Sovereignty and Entrepreneurship Work Together

Entrepreneurship

Blog01/06/2021

Consumers are indeed sovereign, but the reason consumers can exercise their sovereignty is that entrepreneurs have already borne the uncertainty of production to make the goods available for purchase.

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Hoppe on the Lockdowns!

InterviewsProperty RightsStrategy

Blog01/04/2021

Decentralized decision-making is critically important in potential emergency situations, because only property owners have the skin in the game that that forces people to think long and hard about the consequences and side effects of their actions.

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How Pope Francis Gets "the Common Good" Wrong

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog12/17/2020

To Francis, the common good dictates we lock down the globe, jeopardizing the future of the young, the livelihood of the working class, and condemning countless kids to a life of mental distress. 

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Help the Institute Build a Brighter Future

Blog12/17/2020

Like never before, we are threatened by a terrifying axis of a left-controlled government and proudly progressive corporate power. To build a better future, we will have to build institutions grounded in merit and truth.

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How the State Spreads Mass Hysteria

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog12/17/2020

Mass hysteria is possible in a free society, but there are self-correcting mechanisms and the harm such hysteria may inflict is limited by the enforcement of private property rights. 

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How Much Does the Pfizer Vaccine Actually Reduce Risk of Hospitalization?

Health

Blog12/15/2020

In the much-hyped Pfizer study, there were more hospitalizations in the control group than in the vaccine group, but the numbers were too small to be statistically significant.

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