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Socialized Medicine Won't Solve America's Obesity Problem

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The American lifestyle — not the American healthcare system — is likely the biggest factor in lagging American life expectancy.

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Stop Hating on High-Deductible Health Plans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/12/2018

High-deductible or "catastrophic" health plans offer real protection from health disasters. But most government-approved forms of health "insurance" are really just welfare programs in disguise.

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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/19/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Hayek was forced to conclude that the term "social justice" was "entirely empty and meaningless” and is generally used to assert a claim without giving a reason for it.
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Social Scientists, Schooling, and the Acculturation of Immigrants in 19th Century America

EducationMonopoly and Competition

09/12/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Public schools have always been central to government's ability to propagandize in favor of a single, homogenized, national system of government.
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South Africa's Land Confiscation: Socialism by Another Name

SocialismPrivate Property

Blog08/24/2018

Whether racially motivated or not, land expropriation in South Africa is just another episode of state-forced wealth redistribution — with disastrous effects.

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Sorry, "Medicare for All" Won't Save the Taxpayers Money

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/18/2018

Lowering quality and destroying health care choices might reduce some "administrative costs," but the real cost to the public of a government healthcare system is much higher than is admitted.

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Schumpeter's Review of Frank A. Fetter's Principles of Economics

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/17/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Schumpeter's review, now available in English, emphasizes that Fetter's Principles is more than merely a textbook, and highlights the close connection between Fetter’s theory and the economics of the Austrian school, especially his classification of entrepreneurial activity.
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