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"Depenalizing" Marijuana Reduces Crime

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog10/09/2014

A recent paper published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy, "Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment," reports on experimental policing in the city of...

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Some Fortunate Facts about Ebola

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog10/09/2014

With reporters of the Western World losing their heads over the outbreak of the Ebola virus, it’s helpful to put it in the context of other diseases. This year roughly 8,000 West Africans have contracted the disease, mostly limited to just four countries (Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and...

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Will the State Save Us From Ebola?

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog07/29/2014

ebolaThe Drudge Report and other media outlets have  done their best to create a panic over the spread of Ebola in western Africa. It's a safe bet that, if it hasn...

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Hobby Lobby Decision Creates Small Island of Freedom in Ocean of Statism

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog07/08/2014

This week, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and...

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VIDEO: Bob Murphy Explains His Upcoming Mises Academy Course on Obamacare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/18/2013

To see more details for the "Economics of ObamaCare" online course, see: http://academy.mises.org/courses/obamacare/

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VIDEO: Peter Klein Explains the Basics of Government-regulated Healthcare

Free MarketsHealth

Blog11/05/2013

Peter G. Klein explains how "Healthcare" would work, if it functioned in a free market.  

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Back alley organ transplants

Free MarketsHealthInterventionism

Blog05/21/2008

How do you create back alley organ transplants? Simple, just prohibit the buying and selling of human organs and then go all over the world trying to stop the market from working. Government payment for organs and control over distribution is no answer and would no doubt cause economic and...

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Die Early, Save Taxpayers Money

Health

Blog02/13/2008

The usual argument about smoking and anti-obesity laws is that people who are sick cost the public money. Time reports on an opposite view: the earlier you die, the cheaper it is for those paying the bills.

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A Personal Note on Lew

Health

Blog01/17/2008

I just heard from Lew Rockwell and he made it out of surgery just fine. He had serious surgery done on the back of his eye, not super dangerous but quite harrowing. It took a good part of the day yesterday. Apparently it will be a month or so before we know how much good it did and what the...

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How Can You Oppose Health Care for Children?

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/18/2007

Congress has again passed an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), only to have it vetoed again. That has given its backers yet another chance to proclaim how much they care for children and rehash attacks against President Bush, as when Lois Capps (D-CA) called...

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