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Corporations Can’t Oppress Us without the State’s Help

By Zachary Yost Mises Institute November 28, 2017   Corporations Can’t Oppress Us without the State’s Help   In a piece recently published at The American Conservative entitled “Americans, We Aren’t So Tough, and It Shows” I discussed the way in which a confluence of factors such as the decay of the intermediary institutions of […]

Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure   Yesterday we wrote about the loss of dignity and privacy in the wake of the September 11th 2001 attacks. Well… (From The Weekly Standard)   After going through a metal detector in the TSA-Pre security line, I was […]


The Unique Evil of the Left

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com August 31, 2017 The Unique Evil of the Left     Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day? There can be no doubt that great cruelty […]

The Unique Evil of the Left

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

By Justin Murray Mises Institute November 15, 2016   Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters   I know this election has been painful for you. Many feel betrayed and even believe yourselves no longer living in the country you thought you were. Reflect on that pain and frustration for a moment. Now recognize how you […]


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

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 […]

What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem