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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange


People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages


The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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How and Why the State Destroys Society

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

08/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
Since the State thrives on what it expropriates, the general decline in production that it induces by its avarice foretells its own doom. Its source of income dries up. Thus, in pulling Society down it pulls itself down.
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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 6: Aftermath

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

In the North, the Union defeat at Bull Run changed everyone's perspective on the war. In the South, there were no celebrations for the costly victory.
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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 5: Chinn Ridge

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

With new Confederate troops arriving throughout the afternoon, McDowell takes one last stand at Chinn Ridge.
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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 4: Henry Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

After a bloody day of fighting, the tide begins to turn for the Confederates.
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Mises U: "The Highlight of My Summer"


Felicia Cowley explains how Mises University has helped her as she pursues an academic career. 

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Bryan Caplan Critiques Jeff Deist on Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession


Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.

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