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Police Botched the Uvalde Standoff. Now Gun Controllers Want to Give Police More Power.

U.S. History

Blog1 hour ago

Police stood around outside the Uvalde school doing nothing while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us to give up our guns because we should just trust the cops to keep us safe. 

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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory

Blog2 hours ago

While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.

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Peace through Strength? Excessive US Military Spending Encourages More War

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

Blog7 hours ago

American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.

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Just How Common Are School Shootings?

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2022

Thirty-nine people were killed in school shootings in 2018 (one of the worst years). In the same period, 900 children drowned, and 1,800 were murdered via child abuse. 

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Covid-19: Assessing the Madness in Year 3

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog05/25/2022

By making covid a political virus, progressive politicians, cheered on by their media, applied political "solutions" that failed to protect the most vulnerable people.

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Mises University Is the Fix!

Education

Blog05/25/2022

MU changes lives for the better. Please support this magnificent week of education for the deserving students who seek real education beyond the traditional college route.

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What Krugman Gets Right and Wrong on Trade Surpluses

Protectionism and Free TradeOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/25/2022

Krugman’s recent NYT column on Russia features commentary on trade surpluses that is at best very misleading.

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Ireland: When MMT and Price Controls Collide, Little Remains

InflationMonetary PolicyPrice Controls

Blog05/24/2022

Ireland has been "experimenting" with MMT and price controls. The results are predictable.

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