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Stateless in the Walled City of Kowloon

– May 14, 2019

Are lovers of liberty ever to turn our faces toward the sun, standing on truly free soil? Remembering the Walled City of Kowloon should energize our determined, but peaceful, fight.

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There’s No Such Thing as Socially Harmful Speculation

– May 10, 2019

Financial markets, including markets for complex instruments that may just look like speculative casino bets, allow important real transactions to occur. And in a brilliantly decentralized way, they bring into harmony people whose information, values, goals, and risk aversion differ.

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What if Government Suddenly Disappeared?

– May 7, 2019

The unknown history of Neutral Moresnet proves that there is an inverse relationship between the size and scope of government and the potential for both peace and prosperity.

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We’re Still Making Diocletian’s Mistakes

– May 2, 2019

Diocletian may have greatly strengthened the Roman state, but that extra strength appears not to have dented poverty, inflation, or civil war. Today the instinct to increase state power to achieve desired outcomes is thriving on both sides of the aisle.

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The Bow Tie Built Wall Street

– April 28, 2019

The bow tie helped build the early years of Wall Street. Maybe it can assist in re-building the ethos of prosperity and success in the 21st century.

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What Authors Should Know About Copyright

– April 15, 2019

AIER’s publishing strategy is designed to broaden the choices available to authors, never using the force of law to deny creators their rights.

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Government Monopolies Institutionalize and Perpetuate Racial Discrimination

– April 11, 2019

Markets offer a powerful tool for fighting government-sanctioned racial discrimination.

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Every House Needs a Nazar Amulet

– March 26, 2019

We need some protection from the evil eye that modern politics is working daily to unleash.

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If You Love Hot Chocolate, Thank This Man

– March 24, 2019

Behind every great innovation, there is an innovator or maybe many.

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Why Your Grandfather Never Complained about His Ailments but You Do

– March 19, 2019

Perennial illness is the default state of mankind. Markets have put human beings at the center of a dense web of affordable, effective choices to meet our needs and desires: those relating to our health are no exception.

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How the Word Liberalism Came to Mean Its Opposite

– February 13, 2019

The classical liberalism of the 19th century needs to be the reborn new liberalism of the 21st century, to once more offer an ideal of individual freedom, free enterprise, impartial rule of law, and equality before the law.

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The Anatomy of a Moral Panic

– February 12, 2019

The notion of a moral panic is a powerful one that explains much of what goes on in popular mass media, public discussion, and, all too often, actual policy. It is a valuable intellectual tool to use to protect yourself against unwarranted and dangerous anxiety and being taken advantage of by deluded or unscrupulous hucksters.

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