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How Labor Unions Violate Employer and Non-Union Worker Rights

Labor and Wages

Blog07/09/2019

Federal labor laws increase monopoly power, reduce competition, and void free association, all in the name of "workers' rights."

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The Bionic Mosquito on Rothbard and Reason

The Bionic Mosquito disgrees with Rothbard's contention that reason can establish natural law. His argument merits careful study, but I disagree with.it.

07/08/2019Power & Market
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Socialism: A Man-Made Malthusian Trap

PovertySocialism

Blog07/06/2019

Industrialization and capitalism finally freed us from the starvation and deprivation of endless centuries of subsistence living. Now socialists in Venezuela have managed to reverse centuries of progress.

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The Bionic Mosquito On Rothbard and Ethics

The Bionic Mosquito points out that Rothbard defended objective ethics.

07/05/2019Power & Market
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America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

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"Raise My Taxes" Really Just Means "Raise Others' Taxes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/03/2019

Now that they're already rich, the millionaires and billionaires who say "tax me more" are really just trying to become popular by imposing new, harsher rules of the game on everyone.

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The F-35: Poster Child for Pentagon Boondoggles

Far from becoming an effective weapon, the trillion-dollar F-35 is proving to be a fragile one that cannot accomplish its missions.

07/02/2019Power & Market
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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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