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"Medicare for All" Is Much Costlier than Most Admit

Blog02/21/2019

Programs like Medicare are a great deal for early participants, but they create huge liabilities for taxpayers later down the line.

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Why the "Golden Rule" Is an Obstacle to the Government's Agenda

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/18/2019

All too often, many want governments to do things to others we wouldn't want to have done to us.

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What Mises Could Teach Today's Nationalists

SocialismPolitical Theory

02/12/2019The Austrian
Dr. Gordon analyzes Yoram Hazony's new book The Virtue of Nationalism , in which Dr. Gordon examines Hazony's flawed but useful critique of political universalism.
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Burt Blumert: Hero

Blog02/11/2019

Today would have been the 90th birthday of Burt Blumert, a key figure in the modern libertarian movement.

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Anthony de Jasay, RIP

World History

Blog01/28/2019

Anthony de Jasay, an important  free market  economist and political philosopher passed away on January 23.

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The Shutdown Shows Us How Unreliable and Harmful Government Can Really Be

Blog01/26/2019

The shutdown is an example of how the government cannot be counted on to deliver on its promises.

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France's Protests: Why It's Different This Time

Blog01/24/2019

The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.

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Two Definitions of "Freedom" — Only One of Them Is Right

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/18/2019

Many Americans now believe in a version of "freedom" which is nothing of the sort — because it requires more violent coercion exercised by government agents.

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