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The Medical Marijuana Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog06/08/2017
Some freedom is better than no freedom, but the lengths to which governments will go to regulate legal marijuana is amazing.

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Manchester Liberalism is the Answer to Terrorism

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/08/2017
The classical liberals knew the only way to avoid the cycle of war is to oppose imperialism and to advocate peaceful commerce between nations.

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When Will the European Super-Bubble Pop?

Blog06/08/2017
Italy is a weak link in the eurozone economy that points toward both economic and political disintegration in the future.

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The May-June Issue of The Austrian Is Now Online

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/08/2017
Now in mailboxes, the May-June issue of The Austrian is also now online.

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Natural-Law Libertarianism and the Pursuit of Justice

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Before endorsing a legal system, libertarians must first figure out what justice is. The natural-law framework is one way of figuring this out.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Local governments could go to the taxpayers and ask for more revenue to fight crime. But, it's much easier to seize it from innocent suspects instead.

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The Fed's Dangerous View of History

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/07/2017
Economics has shown the alleged blessings of an abundance of money are the outcome of crass errors in reasoning.

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Are Highly Paid People Just Lucky?

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog06/06/2017
If a person makes a lot of money through "luck" perhaps the most philosophically rigorous answer is simply this: "so what?"

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Will the Crazy Global Debt Bubble Ever End?

Blog06/06/2017
If the debt burden is large enough, at some point, even a 0.1% interest rate becomes unaffordable.

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Ludwig von Mises Understood "Meme Magic"

Media and Culture

Blog06/06/2017
Recent history shows that both force and money are impotent against memes.

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