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Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Legal SystemThe Police State

When the state keeps us less safe, and falsely fosters the impression that we are safe, we become less free.

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The Story that Netflix’s Heroin(e) Fails to Cover

Legal SystemProtectionism and Free TradePrices

Blog10/07/2017
The state provides incentives to doctors to over-prescribe opioid painkillers. An addiction crisis has followed.

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The Conquest of the United States by Spain

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyOther Schools of Thought

10/06/2017Mises Daily Articles
A modern economist stands aghast at the economic measures adopted by Spain … inspired by some demon of folly, they were so destructive to her prosperity...

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Union Dues and the "Free Rider" Problem

Labor and Wages

Blog10/06/2017
Workers don't "free ride" on labor union services. In fact, many workers suffer harm from them.

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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.

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The World Needs an Austrian-School Approach to Economic History

Blog10/06/2017
Economic historians should reconcile with economics as a science that is key to the analysis, categorization, and explanation of past phenomena.

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Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.

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Daniel Lacalle: A Spanish Libertarian on Catalonia

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureStrategy

10/05/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel Lacalle discuss the facts behind the Catalan independence vote.

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The American Militia and the Origin of Conscription: A Reassessment

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/05/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The history of American militias is a complex and often-misunderstood story of both public and semi-private militias.
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A Tax Increase on Advertising Is a Very Bad Idea

Taxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog10/05/2017
Advertising serves a key function in the economy, and raising taxes on it comes with a hefty price.

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