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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog02/17/2018
If the feds can vilify Deadheads and Juggalos, it could be only a question of time before Washington also tars bluegrass fans or Phish followers.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2018
The shaky stock market will shake investor confidence, and spells trouble for the future of the current boom.

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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate about Taxing Cash

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2018
If Marvin Goodfriend’s dangerous views on monetary policy didn’t disqualify him from the Fed, certainly his dishonest testimony today should.

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Frédéric Bastiat and the Hubble Telescope

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018
Bastiat would point out that all that tax money spent on space programs comes at a very real, unseen cost.

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Michael Boldin: How Decentralization Could Work

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyPolitical Theory

01/12/2018Audio/Video
Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities standing in the way of creating a more politically decentralized America.

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The GOP's Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/10/2018
Ongoing inflation offers the state many opportunities to collect even more from taxpayers.

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College Athletes Aren't What Make College Football Profitable

Media and CultureSocialismValue and Exchange

Blog01/08/2018
Tickets for tonight's championship game are selling for well over $2,000, but people aren't paying just to see 20-something athletes play football.

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Our Passive Trade Balance

History of the Austrian School of Economics

This is the first time Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's essay "Our Passive Trade Balance" has appeared in English.

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Are Federal Spying Powers Modern Day Writs of Assistance?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/02/2018
The FISA Amendment is just a modern version of the "Writs of Assistance" rightfully opposed by James Otis and John Adams.

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