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Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 5, 2016   Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings     In recent years, a narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly sided against consumers’ access to the justice system, concluding that a 90-year-old law gives companies the authority to effectively […]

Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings

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The Truth About Politics

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com February 1, 2016 The Truth About Politics   The very first votes of the 2016 presidential election season will be cast tonight in the Iowa caucuses. This is supposed to fill us with happy thoughts about self-government, civic virtue, rational deliberation, and about politics as the way the people’s will […]


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 State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 12, 2016   The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears   “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for […]


Technology and Government Shouldn’t Mix

By Benjamin M. Wiegold Mises.org December 17, 2015   Technology and Government Shouldn’t Mix   We live in a time like never before in human history. Our scientific knowledge and technological capabilities are rapidly advancing, affecting nearly every aspect of human life. Examples are rife, from smart phones and robotics, to thought-controlled prosthetics, wireless power, […]

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We Must Be “Opportunists” In Dismantling the State

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises.org December 5, 2015   We Must Be “Opportunists” In Dismantling the State   In thinking about strategies for abolishing or radically diminishing government, many libertarians are led astray by using a false dichotomy. The State, they say, can either be smashed in one swift, fell blow or it can be rolled […]


White “Privilege” Has Nothing on State Privilege

By Tho Bishop Mises.org November 20, 2015   White “Privilege” Has Nothing on State Privilege   Cultural Marxism enjoyed a victory last week when University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned after members of the Missouri Tigers football team joined a student movement calling for his resignation. While I fully support the rights of these players […]

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Four Ways to Build a Free Society

By Jeff Deist Mises.org November 13, 2015   This article is adapted from a talk delivered at this past weekend’s Mises Circle event in Phoenix. The topic of our symposium this morning is “What Must Be Done,” which originally was the title of a talk given by Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe at a Mises Institute conference in 1997. Hoppe […]


The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 11, 2015    The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay     “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly […]

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Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

By Kevin Currie-Knight Foundation for Economic Education November 4, 2015   Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam A Monopoly School System Can’t Be Evenhanded   How big is the distinction between education and indoctrination? Not terribly, if you ask some Tennessee lawmakers. They are pushing to remove any mention of religion from Tennessee’s […]


Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America

By William L. Anderson LewRockwell.com August 27, 2015   Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America     Scott S. Powell, a fellow of the Discovery Institute, has written an excellent essay on how the radicals of the hard left have captured the Democratic Party. As one whose working colleagues mostly […]

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When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 14, 2015   When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t   Although leftists often like to condemn nullification as right-wing kookery, the left is quite good at employing the tactic. Certainly, the most successful nullification trend going on right now is in state refusals to enforce federal drug laws. Four […]


Self-Determination and Secession

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 29, 2015   Self-Determination and Secession   The secessionist impulse doesn’t seem to be going away in Europe. This month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the latest drive for secession comes from Sardinia. The leaders of the movement propose that the island, only part of Italy since the 1860s, […]

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Lew Rockwell

Ron Paul and the Political Theatre

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com June 2, 2015   Ron Paul and the Political Theatre   Students in the state’s official propaganda institutions learn about the wonders of the ­­democratic process, so called, throughout their years of formal study. But the truth is on full display during a presidential election season. These are not […]


They Added a Soundtrack and Called it Peace

By Jack Perry LewRockwell.com April 18, 2015   They Added a Soundtrack and Called it Peace   In this vast shopping mall we call planet Earth, you will find one of the largest “anchor stores” of the whole complex is good ol’ American State Global Improvement Center. From it’s humble beginning as a small hardware […]

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