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George C. Leef

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George Leef is book review editor of The Freeman.

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Cultivating Sound Ideas

EducationFree MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld History

11/05/2009Mises Daily Articles
We need to convey the truth that the market for education works and would deliver far better results at less cost if it were allowed to function.

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Should the IRS Audit More Taxpayers?

05/01/2006Mises Daily Articles
Currently, the IRS only audits a tiny fraction of the tax returns filed each year, writes George Leef. That's a good thing.

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Why Law School Costs So Much

EducationTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPrices

12/10/2002Mises Daily Articles
In 1902, writes George Leef, those who aspired to enter the legal profession could take several different routes. One was simply to study law individually. A second route was to apprentice yourself into a law firm and learn what you needed to know in that environment--as Clarence Darrow did. The...

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The Problem of the Presidency

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

10/22/2002Mises Daily Articles
George Leef, in a review of Reassessing the Presidency , asks us to imagine the equivalent of the Academy Awards for American presidents. We have just gotten to the big moment. "And the Oscar for Greatest President goes to...Martin Van Buren?"

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Lawyer Cartel, The

Legal System

11/01/1998The Free Market
In the nineteenth century, the legal profession was open. There were no mandates on the kind or duration of education a person had to have. No law restricted anyone from offering his services. The only complaints were from lawyers who wanted to force "higher standards" upon the market.

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