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Allen Mendenhall

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Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Blackstone Center for Law and Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Visit his website at

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Socialism: The World's Greatest Generator of Poverty

World HistoryPolitical Theory


If you are looking for a short introduction to socialism that rewards rereading, Thomas DiLorenzo's The Problem With Socialism is it.

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The Dirty Business of Government Trash Collection

Big GovernmentMonopoly and CompetitionPrices

10/14/2015Mises Wire
Privatizing garbage collection isn't exactly a tough nut to crack from the perspective of entrepreneurs and economic theory. But that doesn't stop government from mandating a government monopoly on trash collection in many places.
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Is The Fourteenth Amendment Good?

Big GovernmentLegal SystemU.S. History

01/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Designed to redress the wrongs of the major injustice of slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment is now used by the federal courts to micromanage nearly every aspect of modern life. Strangely, many libertarians continue to support the amendment in spite of this.
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A Literary Look at State Formation

Session on The State, Class and Property. Recorded March 9, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [17:58]
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Emersonian Individualism

BiographiesMedia and CultureU.S. History

12/16/2011Mises Daily Articles
We're better off judging Emerson on the basis of his words, which could be called libertarian.
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