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Is it a Crime to Support Government Aggression?

Blog10/09/2017
Are supporters of the minimum wage law criminals? Possibly, but not necessarily.

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Libertarian Paternalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/09/2017Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon reviews Nudge, co-written by Richard Thaler, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Entrepreneurs Are the Key To Economic Development

Blog10/09/2017
How did the most advanced economies get to where they are? What can less-advanced economies do to catch up with the leading pack?

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Come, You Masters of War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/07/2017
Andrew Bacevich is not optimistic that the American state's drive for constant war will end soon.

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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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