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Allen Mendenhall on our Hyper-Political Supreme Court

Legal SystemMedia and CultureStrategy

07/13/2018Audio/Video
Allen Mendenhall and Jeff Deist discuss why the Supreme Court won't save us from a rapacious federal government.

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Can the State Reduce Poverty?

Free MarketsLegal SystemPovertyInterventionism

07/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
Anti-poverty "strategies" like mandatory overtime pay, state-protected unionization, and opposition to labor-saving devices only serve to increase the cost of living for poor and rich alike.

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The War on Curiosity

EducationPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2018

People engaging in motivated ignorance “neither know — nor want to know — what the opposition has to say.”

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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Anatomy of the Bank Run

Free MarketsMoney and BanksInterventionism

07/12/2018Mises Daily Articles
It would be instructive to see how many banks would survive if the massive governmental props were finally taken away.

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The Military Is a Jobs Program — for Immigrants and Many Others

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/12/2018

The US military has long acted as a jobs program, for both citizens and non-citizens alike. It's time to cut it all back. 

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Stalin's Political Pilgrims

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
Many young idealists moved to Stalin's Soviet Union expecting to find a paradise. They often ended up in labor camps or as victims in various purges.

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Charles Krauthammer: Intellectual for the Ruling Class

PovertyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2018

From gun control, to war, and to the New Deal: Charles Krauthammer took the pro-government, interventionist line. 

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 3: Matthews Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/11/2018Audio/Video
The morning hours of the First Battle of Bull Run concentrated on Matthews Hill, where the outflanked Confederates tried desperately to hold their ground.

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