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Trump's Sanctions Meet His Trade War

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog12/25/2018

Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.

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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Monopoly and Competition

Blog12/01/2018

Most major sectors in the US economy have been distorted by government policies pushing monopolies and limiting competition.

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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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Trump Is Playing Political Games with Ethanol

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/05/2018

Clearly, the proposal for increased usage of E15 is a government subsidy to corn growers and the ethanol industry.

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Trump’s Space Force

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/08/2018

Trump has proposed the "Space Force" as a brand new and costly military branch and bureaucracy. The reaction to his plan helps illustrate the complexity of military politics in Washington.

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The Cure for Homelessness

Poverty

Blog09/15/2018

Two root causes of homelessness — zoning and minimum-wage laws — are warmly and enthusiastically embraced by both the left and the right and ardently opposed by libertarians.

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The Fallacies of German Socialism in War and Peace

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/21/2018

The German use of wartime central planning paved the way for full-blown socialism.

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The Problem with Historical Illustrations of Free-Banking Systems

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/16/2018

 Historical experience does not appear to support the thesis of modern fractional-reserve free-banking theorists.

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