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Neither Red nor Blue, but Free

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionMedia and Culture


The real issue we face is not whether we should be in the red tribe or the blue tribe, but rather what will be the constituency for freedom.

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No, the Financial Crisis Is Not Over

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


As markets settle down after the last set of bank failures, political elites claim the crisis is behind us. But it is not over, not by a long shot.

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Nonmeasure for Nonmeasure



How do people in a pluralistic society live peacefully with each other? In his review of Kenneth McIntyre's book, David Gordon points to negative liberty as the best way to preserve values.

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No, We Don't Need More Nuclear Weapons

War and Foreign Policy


Advocates for more military spending tell us the taxpayer must pay to expand the US's nuclear arsenal.  Because of China. In truth, the US's arsenal is in no danger of not "keeping up."

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No, Red State Economies Don't Depend on a "Gravy Train" from Blue States

U.S. Economy


Opponents of "national divorce" like to claim that red states would be broke without a flood of money from wealthier, productive blue states. It's not true.

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Notes from the Digital Gulag

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CulturePolitics


Remember those dystopian futuristic films in which the evil people try to electronically erase the heroes? Social media companies are trying to recreate that scenario.

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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

Money and BanksU.S. Economy


Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.

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Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

AntipoliticsDecentralization and Secession


All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government.

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