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Two Flavors of Tyranny Anything Peaceful
Two Flavors of Tyranny

The revolutionary left and right have merged, in a way that is lost on their respective supporters.

 

The Rest of the World Doesn't Use "Single Payer" Anything Peaceful
No, the Rest of the World Doesn't Use "Single Payer"

"Single payer" isn't universal or even common, and the United States doesn't have anything like a free market.

Give the Nazis What They Want The Freeman
Give the Nazis What They Want

National Socialism should be remembered for what it was and still is.

Hating the Establishment Is Not the Same as Supporting Liberty Anything Peaceful
Hating the Establishment Is Not the Same as Supporting Liberty

Right-wing and left-wing populism are both anti-establishment, but that doesn't mean they are good for liberty. 

Why the Feds (Still) Own so Much of the Country Anything Peaceful
Why the Feds (Still) Own So Much of the Country

Federal land — an area six times larger than France — is worth trillions of dollars, but actually costs taxpayers billions each year.

Good News, Bernie Sanders: Average Workweeks Are Getting Shorter Anything Peaceful
Good News, Bernie Sanders: Average Workweeks Are Getting Shorter

The socialist senator is too pessimistic about the life of average worker.

Two-Faced Totalitarianism Anything Peaceful
Two-Faced Totalitarianism

The political class turns its eye to the "totalitarians in our midst."

Václav Havel, Steven Pinker, and Robert Nozick on the Word of the Year Anything Peaceful
Václav Havel, Steven Pinker, and Robert Nozick on the Word of the Year

"-Ism" is 2015's word of the year. 

Venezuela Attacks US Website for Telling the Truth about Inflation Anything Peaceful
Venezuela Attacks US Website for Telling the Truth about Inflation

The Venezuelan central bank is suing an American website in federal court for telling the truth about the crumbling value of the bolivar. 

The Road to Serfdom Chapter 10: Why the Worst Get on Top Books
Why the Worst Get on Top

There are strong reasons for believing that what to us appear the worst features of the existing totalitarian systems are not accidental byproducts, but phenomena which totalitarianism is certain sooner or later to produce.

Waking Up to the Reality of Fascism Anything Peaceful
Waking Up to the Reality of Fascism

We cannot treat the word "fascism" as an empty insult; fascism is the most successful ideology of the last century, and it is alive to this day.

“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word The Freeman
“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

The words capitalism and socialism mislead us about whom these economies benefit and serve.

Is the Public Turning against Capitalism? Anything Peaceful
Is the Public Turning against Capitalism?

Most Americans believe that capitalism makes the rich richer and the poor poorer and that government does a better job of lifting people out of poverty.

The Denmark Delusion Anything Peaceful
The Denmark Delusion

The only way to finance a Nordic-style welfare state is with massive (and regressive) taxes on the middle class.

Food Banks's Free Market Revolution Anything Peaceful
Food Banks' Free Market Revolution

America's third largest charity is using markets to figure out how to distribute its food where it's needed and wanted most.

No, the GI Bill Does Not Prove "Free" College Is a Good Deal Anything Peaceful
No, the GI Bill Does Not Prove "Free" College Is a Good Deal

The evidence shows 80% of veterans who got benefits would have gone to university anyway, and the subsidies mostly went to the upper classes

There’s No Escaping Competition The Freeman
There’s No Escaping Competition

Competition is not a product of living in a capitalist society — it’s a product of not living in heaven.

Bernie Sanders Wants Us to Be Like Denmark Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders Wants Us to Be Like Denmark

Bernie Sanders says he wants the US to be more like Denmark: here's where we should start. 

Which Is More Valuable: Deodorant or Apple’s New iPhone 6s? The Freeman
Which Is More Valuable: Deodorant or Apple’s New iPhone 6s?

When we don’t understand the subjective nature of value, we think we can improve outcomes through government manipulation.

Why the Candidates Keep Giving Us Reasons to Use the "F" Word The Freeman
Why the Candidates Keep Giving Us Reasons to Use the "F" Word

That both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are getting the attention and support of so many Americans should be a matter of grave concern.

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says Anything Peaceful
The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse Anything Peaceful
The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse
Crisis leads to more government, which leads to more crisis. What was always bankrupt morally finally goes bankrupt economically.
The Best Argument Against Immigration Anything Peaceful
The Best Argument Against Immigration
Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 
Bernie Sanders' Anti-Immigration Crankery Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders' Anti-Immigration Crankery
"Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal." Well, okay then.
Checkmate, Capitalists! Anything Peaceful
Checkmate, Capitalists!
One meme perfectly captures the argument against capitalism. 

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