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Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 16, 2016   Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist   Writing in his 1922 treatise Socialism, Ludwig von Mises expressed support for democracy, but took a very limited view. Specifically, he suggested the only purpose of democracy is to “make peace, to avoid violent revolutions.” That is, democracy is purely a means […]

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

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Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

By Matthew Doarnberger Mises Institute August 5, 2016   Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind     Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was back in the news this summer thanks to a 2014 federal investigation into an insider trading case. It is alleged that Mickelson owed high stakes sports gambler Billy Walters […]


On July 4th Demand Freedom, Don’t Celebrate The State

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 5, 2016   As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the July 4th holiday we should remember that we are not celebrating the state, but rather commemorating an act of secession from an oppressive government. We are celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from […]

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300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

By Against Crony Capitalism May 10, 2016   300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee       Seems legit. There are many nuances to shampooing that we lay people don’t even know exist. And what of emergency situations? What if one has a head full of shampoo and the water suddenly runs […]


We Need Separation of Bathroom and State

By Roy Cordato Mises.org April 25, 2016   We Need Separation of Bathroom and State   The saga of the so-called Charlotte bathroom ordinance — and the state of North Carolina’s response to it — has taken on a life of its own. At the national level leftists are accusing North Carolina of bigotry while, in […]

We Need Separation of Bathroom and State

Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org April 5, 2016   Cash Banned, Freedom Gone   Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments. Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight […]


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

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

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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, […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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