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There Is No Such Thing as Treason

U.S. History

Blog01/13/2021

Some of the Capitol rioters are apparently guilty of real crimes like assault. Or even attempted murder. But none are guilty of the made-up, imaginary "crime" that is "treason."

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How the State Preserves Itself—and What the State Fears

World History

Blog01/13/2021

The gravest crimes in the state's lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to the state itself: treason, desertion, insurrection, etc. The state does not exist to protect its citizens, but to protect itself.

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Surviving Tech Purges: What We're Doing at the Mises Institute

StrategyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/13/2021

We will never water down our message to satisfy censors or maintain a particular platform; instead we will work around them. 

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Covid-19 and the Socialist Calculation Problem

Value and Exchange

Blog01/13/2021

Just as central planners cannot know how individuals will value a product or service, so too are central planners unable to calculate or plan for the endless array of risk assessments made by potential victims of covid-19. 

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What Does "Freedom" Mean? There Are Many Different Answers.

Book ReviewsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/13/2021

"These days most people tend to equate freedom with the possession of inalienable individual rights, rights that demarcate a private sphere no government may infringe on. But has this always been the case?"

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Low Rates and Limited Liability Mean Hot Markets

Money and Banking

Blog01/12/2021

The taxpayer is backstopping more credit risk than ever. The Post reported that nearly 30 percent of the loans Fannie Mae guaranteed were to borrowers whose house payment exceeded half of their monthly income, up from 14 percent in 2016. 

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The "War On Terror" Comes Home

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/12/2021

It is partly an attempt to erase the Trump movement from the pages of history, but it is also an attempt to silence criticism of the emerging political consensus in the coming Biden era that may come from progressive or antiwar circles.

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When "Free Trade" Agreements Are a Polite Form of Protectionism

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/12/2021

With the Caribbean trade bloc Caricom, we find an international "free" trade agreement being used by a Dominica-based company to demand more limits  on trade between Jamaica and a country outside the bloc. This isn't about free trade. 

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