China's Censorship Obsession

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By: William Hongsong Wang The Chinese government has recently produced a lot of international news: the trade war with the U.S. government ; the suspicious financing on Malaysia’s former corrupted ruling party ; the suppression on Taiwan’s foreign and diplomatic space , etc. Excluding the news related to international politics, the Chinese government was also… Read More

Is Kanye West for Real or Pulling a Publicity Stunt?

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By: José Niño No stranger to controversy, critically acclaimed rapper Kanye West has generated a whirlwind of media attention since returning to Twitter in late April . This controversial tweet storm reached its peak when West praised African American conservative activist Candace Owens for the way she thinks . West also stirred the pot by… Read More

G. P. Manish Named BB&T Professor of Economic Freedom at Troy University

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By: Mises Institute Mises Institute Associated Scholar has been named the BB&T Professor of Economic Freedom within the Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. Dr. Manish, a former Mises Research Fellow, has been a member of the Troy faculty since 2012. His research focuses on Austrian economics, macroeconomic theory and development economics, and  teaches a course… Read More

Don't Trust Cuban Health Care Statistics

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By: Ryan McMaken We’ve long been told that Cuba’s health care system is one of the greatest in the world. In spite of the fact that health usually correlates with wealth in national statistics, we’re assured that Cuba’s obvious poverty is offset, at least in part, by amazingly low infant mortality rates and life expectancy.… Read More

Eric Holder's Gross Hypocrisy on Police Shootings

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By: James Bovard Attorney General Eric Holder arrives today in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to the unrest after a local policeman shot 18-year-old Mike Brown. Holder assured the people of Missouri: “Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent.” But Holder’s own record belies his lofty… Read More

What Should Politically Vanquished People Do?

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By: Jeff Deist What should politically vanquished people do? Should they resist the political status quo no matter what, or accept it in the spirit of civil comity and bide their time for the next election? What if their political fortunes are waning, and they are ever less likely to prevail politically? What rights and power do seemingly permanent… Read More

Inflation: Its Cultural and Political Consequences

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By: Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Dr. Guido Hulsmann joined the Tom Woods show last week to discuss his work on the cultural and political consequences to inflation – a subject often neglected by most economists.  To read more about Dr. Hulsmann’s work on the topic, check out his book The Ethics of… Read More

Why Can't We Sue the TSA For Assault?

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By: Ron Paul When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault… Read More

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

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Please don't fall for tax reform.  It’s a con, and a shell game. It's a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure the real issue, which is the total cost– financial, compliance, and human– taxes impose on society. The… Read More

How I Became a Gold-Bug

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My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -“Salinas” was his father’s surname, and “Rocha” was his mother’s surname; the custom of using both parents’ surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930’s he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company… Read More

The Political Left’s Shmoo Theory Of Education

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Submitted by Matthew McCaffrey via The Mises Institute, “Uneducated” is the favorite insult and excuse of the political left. In the past year alone, for example, a lack of education among voters has been used to explain each of the left’s electoral failures, as well as to dismiss criticisms of its people, policies, and institutions.… Read More