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On-Duty Police Deaths Were Near a 50-Year Low in 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
Government policing is becoming less hazardous. It is also safer than being a roofer, farmer, or pilot.

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The Constitution Does What it Was Written To Do — Expand Government Power

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
The purposely open-ended Commerce Clause and deliberately nebulous phrases such as “general welfare” are in there for a reason.

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The Swiss Franc and The Euro: What Now?

Money and Banking

Blog01/09/2018
Although the Swiss central bank has ended its 2011-2016 experiment of pegging the franc to the euro, highly interventionist monetary policy continues.

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The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

01/08/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great Depression-era tax resistance movement.
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College Athletes Aren't What Make College Football Profitable

Media and CultureSocialismValue and Exchange

Blog01/08/2018
Tickets for tonight's championship game are selling for well over $2,000, but people aren't paying just to see 20-something athletes play football.

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No, We Don't Need a Federal "Solution" to Infrastructure Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/08/2018
States and cities are plenty wealthy enough to build bridges and roads on their own. But there are political reasons to spend federal money instead.

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The Euro Might Destroy Europe

Global Economy

01/08/2018The Austrian
For Stiglitz, the principal enemies are the “market fundamentalists,” but he has odd views about what support for the free market entails.

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Decentralize Global Trade Policy

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionismValue and Exchange

01/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
What if Chile subsidizes its wine production? That's too bad for Chile's taxpayers, but great for the rest of the world.

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The Fed's Confidence Game

The Fed

01/06/2018The Austrian
Does the Fed have a plan, or is it just hoping to weather the next crisis?

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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.

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