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Chris Calton: Historical Controversies

HealthU.S. History

08/18/2017Audio/Video
This weekend, we're excited to share the first episode of a new Mises Institute podcast with Chris Calton.

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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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The End of the Nation-State

World History

Blog08/10/2017
The problem is that government is based on coercion, and it is, at a minimum, suboptimal to base a social structure on institutionalized coercion.

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How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/07/2017
An efficient criminal justice system is based on the idea of restitution. The modern system of using prisons as punishment turns this idea on its head.

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Can Switzerland Survive Today's Assault on Cash and Sound Money?

Swiss WatchWorld History

The Swiss love of privacy and sound economics has endured for centuries. But global trends continue to chip away at these venerable traditions.

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Venezuela on the Brink

Socialism

08/05/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and guests Luis Cirocco and Rafael Acevedo discuss how quickly Venezuela is unraveling.

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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog07/24/2017
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."

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Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps the Most Vulnerable

The EnvironmentPoverty

Blog06/08/2017
Higher energy costs mean less money for raising wages for workers, hiring new employees, purchasing more inventory, or investing in capital.

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