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Why the Courts Aren't All They're Supposed to Be

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog1 hour ago

The government accepts no legal obligation to provide specified law enforcement services in exchange for the taxes it forcibly extracts from the citizenry. A clearly defined and voluntarily accepted reciprocal agreement between the government and the citizens has never existed.

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What if the Majority Voted for “None of the Above”?

Political Theory

Blog10/18/2019

Allowing a space on the ballot for "none of the above" would be a step in the right direction toward a slightly less farcical political system.

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White Collar Welfare: What It's Like to Work for the Federal Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/15/2019

Shannon O'Toole's memoir on working for the FDIC helps us understand why some have taken to calling federal employment "white collar welfare."

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Why Epistemology Is Important (in Economics and Everything Else)

Blog01/03/2019

How is it that we adopt the latest fad, without any pause as to why we now unwaveringly refute what we once claimed true?

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What You Really Pay for In College: Credentials, not Education

Education

Blog08/29/2018

The United States is overeducated and degrees provide a low social return. Politicians are too dumb to realize it.

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Western Capitalist Countries are the Best Places to be Born a Woman

Global EconomyLabor and WagesMedia and Culture

Discrimination against women is a phenomenon of anti-capitalist and Muslim countries. Protection of women’s rights is a phenomenon of capitalist and Western countries.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Cummins Engine Company

The Entrepreneur

Blog03/27/2018

In the pursuit of profit, many firms also seek to improve their communities in more intangible ways. 

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When Pollution Is a Violation of Property Rights

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog03/24/2018

Rothbard's prescriptions for legal remedies against polluters are far better than the regulatory regime now favored by governments. 

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