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Florida Voted for Medical Marijuana, State Legislators Don’t Care

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog04/21/2017
Given Florida's political reality, it is not surprising to see lobbyist pressure pre-empt patient care. It doesn’t make it any less sickening.

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Fannie and Freddie Finally Wake Up

Financial MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Because Fannie and Freddie weren’t allowed to fail, it has taken years for these wards of the state to smell the delinquent-mortgage coffee.

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Frédéric Bastiat Is Right (Again)

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2017
Tariffs never benefit a nation. They do, however, often increase government revenue at the expense of everyone else.

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Full Audio: War and Peace in the Age of Trump

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/11/2017
Here are all the talks and panels from last weekend's joint Mises Institute / Ron Paul Institute symposium in Lake Jackson.

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FOMC Minutes: Continued Talk of Balance Sheet Strategy

The FedFinancial Markets

04/06/2017FedWatch
The FOMC minutes continue the emphasis on the balance sheet. They've started raising the Fed Funds target, how far can they get on the balance sheet?

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Fannie and Freddie’s New Bubble

Blog04/05/2017
With blood on their hands from the 2008 crash, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have now created another bubble, this time in the multifamily rental market.

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Forget Foreign Aid — Adopt Free Trade Instead

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2017
If UK politicians are genuinely concerned about poorer developing nations, the politicians should implement policies of unilateral free trade.

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Fed Financial Statements: $6 Billion Drop in Fed Remittances

The FedTaxes and Spending

03/24/2017FedWatch
Every year the Fed remits its profits to the US Treasury every year. A drop in Fed profits means less for the US Treasury.

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For Keynesians and Austrians, "Uncertainty" Means Two Different Things

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest Theory

After the 2008 crisis, many Keynesians found a new appreciation for uncertainty in economics. Unfortunately, they misunderstand how uncertainty works.

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