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Laurence M. Vance

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Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at He is also the author of Gun Control and the Second AmendmentThe War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, and War, Empire and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society. Visit his website:

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End Space-Station Funding Right Now

Corporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

If government funding of a space program is justified because it has “benefits,” then no argument can be made against government funding of anything.

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Don't Close the Tax "Loopholes"

Taxes and Spending

Closing so-called tax loopholes simply increase the tax burden for many Americans, and are hardly to be praised.

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Mises Explains the Drug War

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesInterventionism

09/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Mises contends, the fact that something is a vice is no reason for suppression by way of commercial prohibitions.

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Why Planned Parenthood Should be Defunded

It is not just Planned Parenthood that needs to be defunded. All organizations and businesses on the federal dole should be defunded.

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The Medical Marijuana Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

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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