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Is Freedom Finished?

By ROGER TOUTANT Mises Canada January 31, 2016   Is Freedom Finished?   In olden times, the size and scope of the state was necessarily limited due to the fact that individual productivity was low. Taxes had to be limited because each citizen had little to offer. The ruling king or dictator typically made the most of […]

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The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do

By Louis Rouanet Mises.org January 29, 2016   The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do   It is wrongly accepted by many liberals (i.e., libertarians) that most, if not all, social problems can be “solved by the market.” But clearly, the “market” cannot magically solve our problems. Let it be clear that there is no doubt […]


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Among a People Generally Corrupt, Liberty Cannot Long Exist

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education January 23, 2016   Among a People Generally Corrupt, Liberty Cannot Long Exist Real Heroes: Edmund Burke   Murray Rothbard, the Austrian school economist and student of Ludwig von Mises, regarded Edmund Burke in his youthful days as a libertarian and even a philosophical anarchist. Russell Kirk, […]


Defending Digital Privacy, 200+ Groups & Experts Decry Global Attack on Encryption

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 12, 2016   Defending Digital Privacy, 200+ Groups & Experts Decry Global Attack on Encryption ‘Encryption tools, technologies, and services are essential to protect against harm and to shield our digital infrastructure and personal communications from unauthorized access.’     A coalition of cyber activists and advocacy groups from 42 […]

U.S. officials have increasingly urged tech companies to create "backdoors" to encrypted communications as an aid to law enforcement, but tech leaders are largely resisting the call. (Photo: Christiaan Colen/flickr/cc)

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What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 30, 2015   What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1 In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors […]


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Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 10, 2015   Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror     “No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.”—Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. […]


To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 21, 2015 (First published November 16, 2015)   To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late   “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people […]

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Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]


Ludwig von Mises, Genius?

By Bettina Bien Greaves Mises.org September 29, 2015   Ludwig von Mises, Genius?   For decades, Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman for the Austrian school of economics. An advocate of free markets and a critic of government interference, he stood for peaceful and voluntary cooperation. Whenever possible, he spoke out for individual […]

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Gallup Poll: Half in U.S. Continue to Say Government Is an Immediate Threat

By Against Crony Capitalism September 22, 2015   Gallup Poll: Half in U.S. Continue to Say Government Is an Immediate Threat     When half of the population sees the government as a threat this should set off alarm bells. In the United States the citizenry should NEVER see the government as an immediate threat. […]


The Americas Take a Dive in Freedom Ranking

By Rebeca Morla PamAm Post September 15, 2015   The Americas Take a Dive in Freedom Ranking Venezuela the Perennial Cellar Dwellar, the United States Losing Pace     Canada’s Fraser Institute released its 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report (EWF) on Monday, September 14, with good news for the world but bad news […]

Hong Kong remains as the most economically free country on the planet, according to the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report. (All Worlds Towns)