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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Ignore the Fear Mongering, Here's What Climate Change Models Actually Say

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog07/10/2019

The most alarming of the projections of climate change damages rely on naïve assumptions about human adaptability.

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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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Steve Patterson Challenges Rothbardians: Economic Theory is More Empirical Than You Think

Other Schools of Thought

07/10/2019Audio/Video
Steve Patterson challenges the standard Misesian-Rothbardian view of economics.
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Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2019

Firearm sound suppressors are nothing like they are portrayed in Hollywood movies. Also, they are already heavily regulated by federal officials. Efforts to ban them are nothing more than political posturing.

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Austrian Business Cycle Theory, Explained

Booms and BustsAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness Cycles

Blog07/09/2019

The “boom-bust” cycle is generated by monetary intervention in the market, specifically bank credit expansion to business. 

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Keynesian Fake News in the Wall Street Journal

07/09/2019Power & Market
Given the repeated failures of Keynesian economic policy, both in America and around the world, you would think the theory would be discredited. Apparently financial journalists aren’t very familiar with real-world evidence. Read More

How Labor Unions Violate Employer and Non-Union Worker Rights

Labor and Wages

Blog07/09/2019

Federal labor laws increase monopoly power, reduce competition, and void free association, all in the name of "workers' rights."

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