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Rising Homicides This Year May Be Yet Another Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

Blog09/30/2020

Homicides were flat through 2019. Then spring 2020 arrived, and with it a wave of homicides in many American cities. Could the social and economic effects of lockdowns be the cause?

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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Blog09/18/2020

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.

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Rothbard on Why We Need Entrepreneurs

CapitalismCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurship

Blog04/20/2020

Capitalists and entrepreneurs serve distinct functions in the real economy. Capitalists save money that then maintains production processes until final goods are produced. Entrepreneurs adjust the capital structure in light of uncertainty to produce the most desired goods. Capitalists are ...

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Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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Redefining Violence: The Problem With PC Speech Codes

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/17/2018

If speech can be equated with violence, then the extent of government control in daily life can be greatly expanded.

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Repealing the Second Amendment Is Easier than You Think

Legal System

Blog03/27/2018

There's no need to amend the Constitution the old fashioned way when federal judges can just amend the constitution unilaterally. 

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Ron Paul Institute Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2017
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, released this statement regarding President Trump's speech.
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Rum and Socialism Don't Mix

World HistoryPolitical Theory

When the Cuban government stole Havana Club rum from the true owners, it set into a motion an intellectual property debate that lasts to this day.

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