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Everything you need to know . . . about government, in one story. Daniel Mitchell of FEE tells a fantastical parable of government’s inefficiency and contempt for private initia — oh wait, Not a parable. It really happened. Do sanctions work? . . . Here’s Ron Paul’s answer: “So the goal of sanctions is to […]

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No free-speech rights . . . says Murray Rothbard. Only property rights. Peter Klein of the Mises Institute explores this fascinating way of looking at the campus speech debacle (as well as the notion of free speech). He says that leaving it up to the “owners” of the colleges and the voluntary contracts between them […]

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Unintended consequences . . . are sometimes just obvious consequences that smart people saw coming. Take the minimum wage. A rise in labor costs will be paid, and that money will come “from customers, other employees, or the bottom line.” It’s not a surprise. It’s inevitable. Price is not the price . . . Dan […]

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“My name is Luke Skywalker. I’m here to regulate you”. . . Mark Hamill pushes for a bill protecting buyers of autographed goods. Not surprisingly, it ends up hurting buyers of autographed goods. The tool of money¬†. . . It’s more than just a means of facilitating transactions. It’s soooo much more, says Ludwig von […]

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All or nothing for freedom . . . As a child, and with her mother, Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea. This is her story. Is the US coming apart? . . . Maybe, says Angelo Codevilla, retired professor and conservative. But it may also be the best and quickest way to radical decentralization of […]