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Bureaucracy, Legal Immunity, and Prosecutorial Abuse

By making government prosecutors nearly invulnerable to legal accountability, the courts have unleashed a situation which F.A. Hayek described as one in which “the worst get on top.”

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Brexit's Downsides Are Caused by Our Own Government

Global Economy

Blog05/09/2019

Brexit and decentralization are good things, but the unfortuante truth is that harmful post-Brexit policies are equally likely to be imposed by the UK’s own government as by the European bureaucracy.

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Billionaires Aren't Quite As Rich as We Think They Are

PovertyValue and Exchange

Blog04/30/2019

If the Wal-Mart CEO were to take a $1 salary and the company were to spread that over each of the company's workers, each worker would receive a one-time bonus of $10.

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Bernie Tells America: Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps!

Blog04/18/2019

Bernie Sanders justifies his millions this way: he worked for it by writing a book. He also says that if you write a book, you could be a millionaire too. It's just that easy!

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Banks use Other People’s Money — So What?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/23/2019

Since we don't know the future, all investment is a type of speculation, and this doesn't mean banks are behaving nefariously when investing other people's money.

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Blue-State Migrants Probably Aren't Turning Your State Blue

U.S. History

Blog02/15/2019

Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.

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Billionaires Already Gave Their "Fair Share"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/13/2019

Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.

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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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