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The Eclipse: How Markets Could Have Prevented the "Traffic Nightmare"

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog4 hours ago
After the eclipse, access to major roadways should have been priced according to highway capacity and demand.

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Ron Paul Institute Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

War and Foreign Policy

Blog8 hours ago
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, released this statement regarding President Trump's speech.

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The Levellers: The First Libertarians

Blog08/20/2017
The English Levellers transformed vague notions of natural law into the firmly individualistic concepts of natural rights for every human being.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.

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Before "Fake News," America Invented "Pseudo Events"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/15/2017
For decades, the American media has been skillfully perfecting the art of creating its own "pseudo events" when real news has been hard to find.

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World War I and the Triumph of Illiberal Ideology

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/14/2017
Mises warned that war is the outcome of abandoning economic freedom, which is inextricably tied to the spirit of liberalism and its philosophy of peace.

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It's Not Urban vs. Rural — It's Suburban vs. Urban

U.S. History

Blog08/09/2017
Although the the media has become obsessed with rural Trump voters, the fact is suburban voters and taxpayers are far more important.

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The Plan to "Privatize" the Afghanistan War Doesn't Privatize Anything

War and Foreign PolicyMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/09/2017
The Trump administration is considering a new scheme for the War in Afghanistan. The American taxpayers are unlikely to see any benefit.

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The Anti-Federalists Were Right

U.S. History

Blog08/07/2017
Anti-Federalist philosophical fathers fought to forestall the inevitable. For that we must salute them.

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