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William Tell, Tax Rebel

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

02/16/2018Mises Daily Articles
Adam Young tells the true story of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.

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What Is Optimal Monetary Policy, Anyway?

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2018
Economists usually sneak in their own value judgments when claiming they are for objectively "optimal" monetary policy.

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Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/15/2018
High-quality security is apparently still not a priority for many parents whose demonstrated preferences show otherwise.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/15/2018
There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.

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Fake Women and Phony Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2018
Today's central-bank induced low, low interest rates are making massive debt look much more attractive than it should.

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Federal Budgets are Meaningless

02/14/2018Power & Market

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