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3 Reasons Why the Federal Government Should Handle Only Foreign Affairs

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

Jefferson was right: the US government should have never been given power over anything other than foreign affairs. And even that is too much.

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It's OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries)

Blog10/17/2018

Money spent on "luxuries" goes to support ordinary people who use profits from luxury goods to make a living and support their families.

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Global Warming: The UN's Plan Ignores Real Costs of Implementation

The Environment

Blog10/17/2018

Even if we accept the mainstream narrative on the effects of climate change, the costs of implementing a global regulatory "mitigation" program are far higher than advocates admit.

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Positivism and Behaviorism

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeologySubjectivism

10/15/2018Mises Daily Articles
For the positivist, a man is a machine like an automobile, and the positivist denies to his fellow men the faculty of choosing ends and the means to attain these ends.
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The Buffoons at Oxfam Believe it's Better to be Poor in Afghanistan than Singapore

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog10/12/2018

The last thing the left wants is for people to understand that poor nations only become rich nations with free markets and small government.

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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog10/12/2018

Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad. …

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The Bigotry of the Literati

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureSocialism

Blog10/11/2018

The tremendous machine of “progressive” propaganda and indoctrination has well succeeded in enforcing its taboos. 

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Conflicting Government Data Shows the Importance of Sound Economic Theory

U.S. History

Blog10/11/2018

Even if we can observe amazing amounts of economic progress in the face of rising government intervention, in a relatively free economy, this can always be attributed to the resilience of the market system, and the power of human innovation and productivity.

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