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The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog04/16/2017
Historically, minimum wage laws have done a lot to stifle employment among African-Americans. The trend continues today.

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The World According to Trump: The Anti-Globalist Agenda

Global Economy

04/12/2017The Austrian
Trump’s attitude to Europe is nothing short of revolutionary. With a few words, he seems to have torn up decades of US State Department policy.

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Iron Fist's Tort Law Lesson

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog04/12/2017
Under a pure property rights system with private courts, recourse against polluters would be easier than under our current regulatory regime.

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Jeff Bezos Got Rich By Giving His Customers What They Want

The EntrepreneurPricesValue and Exchange

Blog04/07/2017
Jeff Bezos is now rivaling Bill Gates for the richest man in the world title, but only after decades of making everybody else a little bit richer first.

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Idaho Politician Opposes Removing Tax on Gold for a Very Odd Reason

Blog03/24/2017
According to one Idaho legislator, gold is useless as an inflation hedge because its price has increased 4,000% since the 1860s.

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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrices

Blog03/23/2017
As the Drug War attacked heroin production in one place, it encouraged increases in heroin production in other places, pushing down global prices.

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For Keynesians and Austrians, "Uncertainty" Means Two Different Things

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest Theory

After the 2008 crisis, many Keynesians found a new appreciation for uncertainty in economics. Unfortunately, they misunderstand how uncertainty works.

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Donald Trump's Whig Is Showing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/21/2017
Donald Trump has revived the old philosophy of the American Whigs — a political faction in favor of trade barriers and lots of government spending.

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When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime

HealthThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2017
During the 50s and 60s, the CIA conducted a variety of LSD "experiments" with prostitutes and others that were of questionable scientific value.

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Panel: Survive and Thrive Financially

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksStrategy

03/02/2017Audio/Video
How can liberty-minded Americans move toward more freedom in our lifetime? Watch this panel discussion from our recent event in San Diego.

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