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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog03/20/2018

Broadening state powers to declare people "mentally ill" is a dangerous proposition. 

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog03/14/2018

Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Jordan Peterson and Human Action

Praxeology

Blog02/14/2018
There are many similarities between the action framework presented by Jordan Peterson and that of Mises and Rothbard.

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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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The Causes of the Revolution of 1776

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

01/23/2018Mises Daily Articles
The colonists regarded the State primarily as an instrument whereby one might help oneself and hurt others.

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Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again

Legal SystemU.S. History

If enacted, the new FISA rules would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute.

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Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

BiographiesFree MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. History

01/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history of the Constitution's adoption is the history of a coup d'état.

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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.

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