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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog38 min ago
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.

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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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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

02/14/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari believed that if the market were given a chance to operate free from the restrictions of the state, it would satisfy all means voluntarily.
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6_1_5_0.pdf

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Government "Stimulus": The Real Trickledown Economics

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/14/2018
"Stimulus" requires first sucking money out of the private sector, and then letting it trickle back into the economy vis-à-vis new government spending.

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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/13/2018
Meat consumption is now being portrayed as a threat to the earth and all life — and thus attempts at a meat tax won't be far behind.

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide the service of police protection.
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5_4_4_0.pdf

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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 1

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari was the last of the great nineteenth-century French laissez-faire liberals.
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5_3_3_0.pdf

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George Washington: An Image and Its Influence

U.S. History

12/15/2017Books
Washington took office in 1789 and was viewed as a hero. Were the effects of the influence that accompanied this prestige good or bad for liberty?

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Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog12/12/2017
Even if the bakery wins in this case, its victory will only protect those businesses acting on a “sincere religious conviction.” That's a bad thing.

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Get Government out of the Welfare Business

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/05/2017
Private charity is more effective than government welfare because private persons contributing their own money are incentivized to identify real needs.

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