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Is Life Insurance a Good Investment Right Now? Part 1 of 2

by Robert P. Murphy My business partner and coauthor Carlos Lara and I have been warning since the financial crisis of 2008 that the Federal Reserve’s response has merely set us up for another crash. In September 2016 we released a video entitled, “How to Weather the Coming […]

The Fact You Can Vote Doesn’t Make Government Abuse OK

by Ryan McMaken One of the most problematic aspects of the American Revolution — problematic for the state — is the fact that the American war for independence was illegal. According to British law, the secession movement announced at Philadelphia in 1776, and […]

Inflationary Double-Talk

by  Henry Hazlitt [Newsweek column from May 26, 1952, and reprinted in Business Tides: The Newsweek Era of Henry Hazlitt.] At his press conference on May 8, Mr. Truman, asked whether the chief danger was inflation or deflation, replied that the […]

PC and the Bureaucratization of the Economy

by William L. Anderson The recent incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which police arrested two black men who were waiting for a friend to join them has stirred a lot of controversy and brought bad publicity to the coffee chain. […]

Tariffs: Stealing Entrepreneurs’ Profits

by Doug French New home prices are rising in Las Vegas, with rising costs being blamed. Andrew and Dennis Smith write in the June edition of The Las Vegas Housing Letter, “Rising costs have been one of the key factors cited […]

“Taxes Are the Price We Pay to Live in a Civilized Society” – or Are They?

The state’s hunger for tax revenue and control directly undermines well-intentioned humans’ efforts to be civil to each other by Jairaj Devadiga A common sentiment among proponents of government and centralized authority is that “taxes are the price we pay […]