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The Marshall Plan Isn't the Success Story You Think it Is

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog06/05/2018

On the 71st Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, let's recall that international wealth redistribution schemes don't work any better than domestic ones. 

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The Absurdity of Keynesian Economics

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/05/2018

There is good reason to study Keynesianism: It helps us understand what the policymakers in government are likely to do in any given circumstance.

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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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Goods Can Never Be Distributed "Equally" — Especially Not In a Socialist Regime

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog06/05/2018

There is no truly equal way to distribute goods. But capitalism offers a way for more people to benefit from the process of bidding for those goods and services.

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Who is Murray Rothbard?

BiographiesFree MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2018Audio/Video
David Gordon discusses Murray Rothbard’s contributions to economic theory and their broader historical context.

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Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog06/04/2018

So impressive is compensation in the U.S. that even fast food businesses are bidding up wages to compete.

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What the Supreme Court Got Wrong in Its Gay-Wedding Cake Decision

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/04/2018

There's really no need to do legal gymnastics about religious freedom. A simple respect for property rights solves the problem of forced baking of gay-wedding cakes.

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Peter Bos and the Road to Freedom

Political Theory

Blog06/04/2018

"The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary."

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In Defense of "Extreme Apriorism"

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

06/02/2018Mises Daily Articles
Some propositions need only to be stated to become at once evident to the self, and the action axiom is just such a proposition.

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Tom Wolfe, RIP

Media and Culture

Blog06/02/2018

“The heart of my thinking is that language is man-made ... and it is only language that enables human beings to control nature.”

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