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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/06/2018
Infrastructure spending is probably a better idea than yet another war. Ultimately, though, it's just another government boondoggle.

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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

01/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Melman was associated with the left, but his analysis of the warfare state is very libertarian and deserves wider dissemination.
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22_1_7.pdf

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The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

01/08/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great Depression-era tax resistance movement.
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15_3_4.pdf

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Our Passive Trade Balance

History of the Austrian School of Economics

This is the first time Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's essay "Our Passive Trade Balance" has appeared in English.

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The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
States have successfully managed to persuade subject populations that any insult to the state is an insult to the people as well.

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California Wildfires Don’t Have to be the New Normal

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog12/18/2017
Government owners of public lands just don’t have the same incentives to manage land as carefully as private owners.

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Man, Economy, and Sexual Harassment

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog12/06/2017
New government regulations designed to end sexual harassment would only raise the legal risk of hiring women, and encourage employers to hire more men.

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