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Bastiat the Great

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

34 min agoMises Daily Articles
We could use more Bastiats today, writes Henry Hazlitt. We are, in fact, in desperate need of them.

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How to Kill 300,000 Americans with Opioids

HealthLegal System

Blog3 hours ago
If someone wanted to kill thousands of Americans through opioid addiction, they couldn't do much better than America's current drug policies.

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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog8 hours ago
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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Michael Malice on North Korea's "Economy"

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

02/16/2018Audio/Video
Michael Malice and Jeff Deist discuss the bizarre economics of life in a country with virtually no outside trade.

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William Tell, Tax Rebel

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

02/16/2018Mises Daily Articles
Adam Young tells the true story of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.

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What Is Optimal Monetary Policy, Anyway?

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2018
Economists usually sneak in their own value judgments when claiming they are for objectively "optimal" monetary policy.

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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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