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The "State of Nature" Is a State of Poverty

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/23/2019Mises Daily Articles
There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
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The Fed Has Given Up: Get Ready for More QE

Blog03/21/2019

The Fed has given up on "normalizing" monetary policy, and it's going to keep on with its ultra-low-interest-rate policy which has led to growing inequality while also failing to drive much growth.

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The "Fertility Crisis" Is a Government-Caused Crisis

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/15/2019

In a relatively unhampered market, a declining population is not necessarily an economic problem. But in a system where retirees can loot younger workers through government pension systems, there is a real problem, indeed.

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The Problem with "Reparations"

Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History

Blog03/12/2019

Reparations to heirs of slaves make sense so long as the actually guilty parties are the ones paying. Short of that, the policy being discussed has nothing to do with reparations. It's just a wealth redistribution scheme. 

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The Sheriff Revolt on New Gun Laws Shows Why America Needs More Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/11/2019

Some states are passing laws where majority approval is found in just a handful of counties. This means just one or two regions of large states are forcing laws on the rest.

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The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy

Media and CultureStrategy

03/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob discusses the recent "outrage mobs" on social media—in which people intentionally spread misleading or outright false smears against their opponents—and how comedians are the only ones left who can speak the truth.
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The Draft Should be Abolished for Everyone — Not Just Women

Blog02/25/2019

A federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional to only force men to register for the draft. He should have ruled that its unconstitutional for the federal government to enslave anyone for purposes of military service.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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