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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog02/21/2018
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.

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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog02/13/2018
Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.

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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2018
This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come

Socialism

Blog01/30/2018
Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Blog01/18/2018
Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.

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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/16/2018
To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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State of the Nation: Progressives, Conservatives, and Trump

Political Theory

Blog01/09/2018
One year into Trump’s term and one political constant remains: belief in and enforcement of intrusive government.

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How Expectations Coordinate Markets

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/02/2018
But when prices change today, what are they telling the various and relevant market participants about what it suggests will be the situation tomorrow?

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What China Can Learn from America's Great Depression

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog12/19/2017
The people of China now can learn of the dangers inherent from trusting the power of government to assure and maintain economic growth and stability.

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The FCC Needs To Abolish a Lot More than Net Neutrality

Blog12/19/2017
Government regulation is the real culprit when it comes to high prices and lack of competition.

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