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Open Borders Are an Assault on Private Property

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11/16/2015Mises Wire
Much of the immigration we witness today is not a result of market outcomes, but are government-subsidized migrations. Libertarians defending these mass migrations as if they were market phenomena are only helping to discredit and undermine the true free market.

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The Week in Review: November 14, 2015

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11/14/2015Mises Wire
This week, the dangers of the authoritarian PC culture was driven to the forefront of the national conversation by students at Mizzou. Fortunately, Mises Scholars launched a pre-emptive strike against PC and the degenerating university system at last weekend's Mises Circle in Phoenix...

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Pope Francis Contradicts Himself on Religious Liberty and Capitalism

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11/12/2015Mises Wire
When the Soviet Union wanted to take away the rights of Catholics to worship, it confiscated their churches. The Soviets knew that the right to own property is intimately connected to a right of religious freedom. Pope Francis appears to not understand this.

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When You're Popular, You Don't Need Freedom of Speech

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11/09/2015Mises Wire
When you're unpopular, free speech sounds pretty great. But once you control the reins of power, free speech is really just an inconvenience, as the recent rise of the American left with its speech codes and trigger warnings has shown us...

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Ludwig von Mises, Genius?

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09/29/2015Mises Wire
Never published before, this short essay about Ludwig von Mises by his personal assistant, Bettina Bien Greaves, outlines what it was about Mises's creativity and scholarship that made him truly unique...

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Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?

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08/21/2015Mises Wire
Some states are attempting to take control of federal lands within their own borders. But even if the states succeed at this, fewer federal expenditures on federal lands won’t translate into lower taxes for anybody...

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Immigration Policy Must Be Decentralized

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07/11/2015Mises Daily Articles
Although federal courts have struck down their efforts, states and local governments have attempted to limit taxpayer subsidization of migrant populations. This central planning of immigration by the Feds has served only to increase conflict while swelling the size of government.

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The Pope Should Listen to Tom Woods

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06/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
Tom Woods’s book The Church and the Market revolutionized the economics debate among Catholics, and it explained how religion cannot replace economic science any more than it can replace physics. Understanding reality, and how to seek religious ends within it, depends on good science...

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Why Shareholders Are Better Than Corporate "Stakeholders"

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06/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Business schools now often tell students that shareholders are socially irresponsible by seeking only profit and ignoring the “stakeholders in the community.” But in practice, owners must be respectful of many outside groups (such as employees and vendors), to be profitable...

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