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How Government Healthcare Has Reduced Access to Hospital Beds

Blog08/24/2020

If we want to understand the numbers behind the need to "flatten the curve," we must look at how government programs like Medicare have reduced hospital capacity in recent decades.

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No, We Don't Need a Government Post Office

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog08/22/2020

Leonard Read has explained how so many Americans arrived at the clearly false notion that a government post office is necessary.

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Mises and Rothbard on Democracy

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/21/2020

Is democracy a vehicle for the peaceful transfer of power out of the hands of an unpopular government? Are ballots a substitute for bullets?

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Cato's Letters on the "Loveliness and Advantages" of Political Liberty

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/15/2020

As Ronald Hamowy put it, Cato's Letters is “unmatched for its breadth and vigor in the literature of the period.”

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Jefferson on the Family and Liberty

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/14/2020

One of the standard criticisms of the free market point of view is that it treats individuals as isolated atoms who view other people only as means to the pursuit of their selfish ends. 

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Why There's a Left-Right Divide among Libertarians

Political Theory

Blog08/13/2020

Like it or not, libertarians have divided themselves along left-right lines. Here's a brief explanation.

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The Covid Crisis Has Helped Make the Blueprint for a European Superstate

Big GovernmentCentral BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog08/08/2020

The “cure” to the current crisis that is forced upon all Europeans now is not just worse than the disease; it is the disease.

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Hayekian Coercion

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2020

The political theorist Douglas W. Rae argues that to get the advantages of Hayekian freedom, everybody should be guaranteed a minimum amount of resources so that they can fully participate in the market.

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