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Furloughed Jobs Disguise the Eurozone Employment Crisis

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog7 hours ago

Eurozone unemployment would be close to 11 percent if we used the same calculation as the United States.

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Federal Judge: Pennsylvania's Stay-at-Home Order Is an Assault on Human Rights

Blog09/17/2020

Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously. 

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From 9/11 to Covid-19: Nineteen Years of Permanent "Emergency"

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2020

Whether we're commanded to trust the experts, abandon the rule of law, or venerate government for "keeping us safe," the 9/11 panic and our current crisis have many things in common.

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From Lockdowns to "The Great Reset"

Big GovernmentProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/01/2020

The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.

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From a Confederation to a National Government: Rothbard on the Early Republic

Citing Luther Martin, Rothbard writes, "the American Constitution was a grave betrayal of the idea of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence."

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Foreign Aid Is Protectionism

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog07/23/2020

The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.

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Free the Liquor Stores!

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog06/06/2020

Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.

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Freedom and COVID-19

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/05/2020

Freedom is not the ability to do what you want. This definition leads to all kinds of mischief, as freedom is really the absence of the threat of force.

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