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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History


Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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What Crushed the Corn Laws?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/05/2018Mises Daily Articles
Restriction of the freedom of trade was, for members of the league, intimately connected with "landlordism" and the aristocracy.

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Trump's Tariffs Are a Tax on Americans

Protectionism and Free Trade


Employers that rely on aluminum and steel will now have to pay more for those resources, meaning workers will see lower wages and less hiring. 

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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

War and Foreign Policy


In explaining the flood of funding headed toward weapons contractors, one defense analyst noted that “diplomacy is out; air strikes are in."

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending


The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Trade and the Rise of Freedom

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeologyPrivate Property

03/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
International exchange and economic freedom are mutually reinforcing, while protectionism is a form of political control.

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No, the President Is Not Our Coach

Big Government


In spite of what Laura Ingraham and some pro athletes seem to think, the president is not in any way America's "coach." 

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending


With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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Dan Mitchell: Is There an Endgame for US Debt?

U.S. Economy

Dan Mitchell and Jeff Deist discuss the biggest threat to American prosperity.

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