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Inflation Cheats the Working Man

Inflation Cheats the Working Man

What would the political left (and for that matter, the right) do if they found that one of the biggest factors in income inequality was not top income tax levels, but inflation? It might lead to a revolution and a grand coalition among people of ideologies across the...

Why Government Grows Itself

Why Government Grows Itself

It is understandable if folks are baffled and dismayed by the news that confronts us each day. The Babylon Bee can barely keep a step ahead of the nitwittery we see playing out in real time. For example, California politicians decided to take money from taxpayers in...

A COVID Coda

A COVID Coda

Anthony Fauci has announced that he will step down from his position as director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and, more importantly for free people, his role as the de facto public health czar of the United States. He has...

States Don’t Have Rights, People Do

States Don’t Have Rights, People Do

Decentralization of power is one of the defining features of the freest societies in the world today. A unitary federal government cannot and should not be attempting to unilaterally impose its will upon millions of people whom it has little to no knowledge of or...

How Much Worse Can the Economy Get?

How Much Worse Can the Economy Get?

The most important question for asset prices right now, from stocks to houses to Bitcoin, is whether we’re due for a recession. Last week we got confirmation that according to the traditional definition of a recession—two quarters of negative growth—we are already in...

How to End the Culture War

How to End the Culture War

The following is a section from The Voluntaryist Handbook, organized by Keith Knight. There exist two blatant contradictions which roughly ninety-nine percent of intellectuals, journalists, and voters erroneously believe. On the one hand, they say that the free market...

Whose Libertarian Party?

Whose Libertarian Party?

This last weekend, the Mises Caucus, a coalition within the Libertarian Party, was elected to all national positions within the party. For some, Mises control caused consternation: Aaron Ross Powell is a research fellow at the Cato Institute, a premier libertarian...

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