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Why Was Ancient China so Good at War, and so Bad at Commerce?

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog08/22/2017
By providing rewards for bureaucrats and punishments for merchants, many rulers destroyed interest in entrepreneurship and innovation outside the state.

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Korea and Venezuela: Flip Sides of the Same Coin

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Blog08/15/2017
Trump's suggested invasion of Venezuela illustrates why other regimes are looking for ways to obtain nuclear weapons.

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World War I and the Triumph of Illiberal Ideology

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/14/2017
Mises warned that war is the outcome of abandoning economic freedom, which is inextricably tied to the spirit of liberalism and its philosophy of peace.

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Week in Review: August 12, 2017

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Blog08/11/2017
As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/09/2017
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila.

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The Plan to "Privatize" the Afghanistan War Doesn't Privatize Anything

War and Foreign PolicyMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/09/2017
The Trump administration is considering a new scheme for the War in Afghanistan. The American taxpayers are unlikely to see any benefit.

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Violence: How It's Different From Market Exchange

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/03/2017
Not all human action is truly voluntary in the marketplace. Violence can be used to distort and force a wide variety of relationship among human beings.

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The Hidden Costs of "National Security"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/27/2017
Ten ways your tax dollars pay for war — past, present, and future

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Congress Loves to Slap Sanctions on Foreign Regimes — But Do They Ever Work?

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Blog07/24/2017
Economic sanctions as foreign policy are based on the idea that it's good to make civilians suffer in order to bring about regime change. It's a failed strategy.

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Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security

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Blog07/18/2017
The House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018.

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