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The Jerry Rescue, Uncle Tom, and Anthony Burns

U.S. History

11/29/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton discusses some of the most significant outcomes of the Fugitive Slave Act.

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Totalitarian Regimes Aren't the Only Bloodthirsty Ones

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/29/2017
Certainly some regimes are worse than others, but even non-totalitarian regimes are anything but humanitarian when judged properly.

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The Economics of Gentrification

Protectionism and Free TradePrivate Property

According to the mainstream media gentrification is the new monster to be fought. Why?

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Capitalism and the Misunderstanding of Monopoly

Monopoly and Competition

Blog11/28/2017
Many of the criticisms against capitalism are connected with confusions and misunderstandings about the meaning of ‘monopoly” in the marketplace.

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Misdiagnosing Populism

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/28/2017
Libertarians should support populist sentiments or movements when they are pro-liberty/anti-state, and oppose them when they are not.

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How Much Does a Tax Cut Cost?

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/28/2017
Claiming that tax cuts impose a cost on society assumes the government is the rightful owner of all our wealth and incomes.

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Net Neutrality: Government Can't Know the "Correct" Price for Internet Service

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/28/2017
By manipulating markets for internet service, government agencies could be indirectly distorting markets and ruining innovation by forcing prices down.

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Is North Korea Really a "State Sponsor of Terrorism"?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/28/2017
Trump's latest move on North Korea is much more about domestic politics than actual national defense.

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Cantillon for Laymen

BiographiesFree MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

11/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
Richard Cantillon, "the father of modern economics," understood that to break out of the mercantilist morass we must focus on human action.

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Dictators Fall, but States Remain: Zimbabwe's (Already) Missed Chance

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

A pivotal and far-reaching transformation for Zimbabwe. How can one know that things won’t change?

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