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My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment

Global trade made my little flat a place of international treasures

OCTOBER 22, 2014 by JOSEPH S. DIEDRICH

My apartment has only one window, but I feel like I can see the whole world. Every treasure I own is a window to a place I've never been and to people I've never met.

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Should Government Have the Power to Quarantine?

The State has a low threshold for risk

OCTOBER 21, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Institutions that are part of the social order keep diseased people from wandering around and infecting others.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

Panarchy Redux

A reader offers an interesting and challenging question

Is "panarchy" just a form of market anarchy? A sharp Freeman reader wants to know.

Still Great, Still Ignored

Hayek’s “Pretense of Knowledge” 40 Years Later

In his Nobel lecture, F.A. Hayek explained why the social sciences must be conducted with humility. Intellectuals and political elites are still ignoring him.

THE ARENA

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Biddle v. Borders on Moral Foundations

Do you believe a free order is justified by one single moral justification or by a number of different moral justifications?

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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