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Why Some People Are Poorer than Others

Blog07/26/2017
The only permanent way to cure poverty is to increase their earning power and productivity.

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Seattle's Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/25/2017
Early data showed the Seattle minimum wage experiment is hurting those its supposed to help. So, the city fudged the data.

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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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Congress Loves to Slap Sanctions on Foreign Regimes — But Do They Ever Work?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog07/24/2017
Economic sanctions as foreign policy are based on the idea that it's good to make civilians suffer in order to bring about regime change. It's a failed strategy.

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Our Obsession with Survey Data is Ruining Economics

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/23/2017
The many flaws of survey data makes it a rather questionable foundation for economic science.

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A Mixed Hero: A Libertarian Reassessment of Elon Musk

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/23/2017
The fact that the state hands out money to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk is a problem that is best solved by focusing our ire not on people like Musk — but on the state itself.

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What I Learned from Murray Rothbard

BiographiesStrategy

07/23/2017Audio/Video
Tom Woods presents the opening lecture of Mises University 2017.

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Should Libertarians Care about the Constitution?

Legal SystemStrategyU.S. History

07/21/2017Audio/Video
What should libertarians think about America's founding document? Jeff Deist interviews Brion McClanahan and Allen Mendenhall.

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The Never-Ending Woes of a Government "Enterprise"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog07/21/2017
Ignoring the historic failures of government enterprises, mainstream opinion still recoils in horror at the idea of private-sector mass transit.

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