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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentSocialismThe Police State

Blog01/16/2019

Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/16/2019

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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Socialism: A Doctrine of the Aristocrats

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
The socialist and anti-liberal movements we now face comes to use from intellectuals, aristocrats, and other elites. The "proletariat" has had no role in devising the movements we're told serve the interests of "the people."
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Paul Krugman's Conversion to a 70-Percent Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/15/2019

Paul Krugman is now claiming the fact the US is not a 100% free-market economy justifies ever-higher taxes on "the rich."

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Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2019

One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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56. Conflicts of Interest in Health Policy: A Different Ball of Wax?

Health

01/14/2019Audio/Video
Anish Koka and Michel Accad reveal some uncomfortable truths about conflicts of interest in healthcare.
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