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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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12. Gene Epstein on Commies, Krugman, and Crushing Debaters

The Fed

01/17/2019Audio/Video
Gene Epstein and Bob Murphy cover a variety of topics, including how Gene's reading of Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State lead him to become a free-market libertarian.
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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Blog01/17/2019

If the media cared much about the plight of small business owners, we'd see many more stories about how government regulations, taxes, and mandates make life more difficult for both owners and their employees.

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Socialism: A Doctrine of the Aristocrats

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
The socialist and anti-liberal movements we now face comes to use from intellectuals, aristocrats, and other elites. The "proletariat" has had no role in devising the movements we're told serve the interests of "the people."
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Assessing Angela Merkel's Legacy

Blog01/14/2019

From unemployment, to immigration, to banking, many of Angela Merkel's policies have planted ticking time bombs in the German economy and in German politics.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

Blog01/11/2019

There is no evidence that the TSA makes air travel safer, but the federalization of airport security in 2002 has made airport security more fragile and unmanageable in the face of a government "shutdown."

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11. The Economics of Immigration and a Border Wall

The Fed

01/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob provides an introductory framework on how to analyze the economics of immigration.
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