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The Election of 1860

U.S. History

Chris Calton discusses the political schisms exacerbated in the aftermath of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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The Problem of FOSTA

Bureaucracy and Regulation


The Feds are considering an enormous expansion of their powers to regulate the internet. 

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Liberty and Property: the Levellers and Locke

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

04/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The English Levellers were the world's first self-consciously libertarian mass movement.

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Why Mainstream Economists Don't See Recessions Coming

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


Recessions grow out of government and central-bank interventions that direct resources away from true wealth generating activities — and toward bubble activities.

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Lenin Was Right

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking


Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. 

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The Origins of "Militia" in the Second Amendment — It's Not About Slavery

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy


The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers. 

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How To Build a Better Tax Haven

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending


Unfortunately, it is often only small countries with few natural resources that appreciate the benefits of being a tax haven. 

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The War Powers Resolution Fraud

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers. 

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Joe Salerno on His Career as an Heir to Rothbard

History of the Austrian School of Economics

03/31/2018The Austrian
Joe Salerno discusses Murray Rothbard, the gold standard, and how the Austrian school was revived in the 1970s and 80s.

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