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Why Government Has a Dangerous Obsession with Statistics

Big GovernmentCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog08/08/2017
In a free market, businesses have little need of economy-wide statistics. They are, however, desperately needed for any sort of government planning.
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Why Socialism Promotes "Free Love" Over Family

Media and Culture

It is no accident that the rise of free love in the U.S. accompanied the rise of the fully developed welfare state.
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Will the United States Survive to 1984?

Big GovernmentEducationPolitical Theory

02/23/2017Articles of Interest
In this still-relevant talk from the early 70s, Ralph Raico examines why libertarians can't rely on either the New Left or the Conservatives.
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Why Not Repudiate the National Debt?

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog05/09/2016

Written in 1992, Murray Rothbard makes the case for renouncing Federal debt obligations.

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Will Brazil Impeach Rousseff?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyWorld History

12/04/2015Mises Wire
As the economy worsens, the Brazilian Congress this week announced that it will impeach the president of Brazil. Unfortunately, impeaching President Dilma Rousseff by itself will do little to fix Brazil’s economy when Brazilian politics remains dominated by anti-market forces.
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