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Audio: The Classical Liberal Theory of Empire

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

7 hours agoAudio/Video
In this 33-minute presentation, Ralph Raico examines the history and ideology of imperialism — and why the state loves war and empire so much.
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Few Dare Call it Socialism: Social Security and Medicare

Blog10 hours ago

Given that you conservatives love Medicare, which guarantees government health care for seniors, why not love it even more by expanding it to everyone?

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City Governments Don't Care About Housing Affordability

Blog10/23/2018

If politicians cared about affordable housing, they'd be doing all they could to repeal regulations and encourage more construction.

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Happy Birthday Ralph!

Blog10/22/2018

Today would have been  Ralph Raico's eighty-second birthday. He was a foremost historian of classical liberalism and a leading libertarian theorist.​

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Our Easy-Money Economy Is Not Sustainable

Financial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

What causes financial crises, domestic and global, is the underlying, continuing credit expansion.

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Socialized Medicine Won't Solve America's Obesity Problem

Blog10/22/2018

The American lifestyle — not the American healthcare system — is likely the biggest factor in lagging American life expectancy.

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50 Years of Federal Gun Control: The 1968 Gun Control Act

Blog10/22/2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

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In Defense of Payday Lending

Free Markets

10/20/2018The Free Market
Banning or restricting payday lending primarily works to limit the choices and freedoms exercised by people with bad credit or low incomes.
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