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The Dawn of the Surveillance State

America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred years

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.

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Ludd vs. Schumpeter

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.

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Freedom and Whisky Go Together

Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yet

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

OCTOBER 09, 1974 by NICHOLAS SNOW

Letter from Leonard E. Read to F. A. Hayek October 9, 1974, where Read Congratulates Hayek on his Nobel Prize win.

AUGUST 16, 1948 by NICHOLAS SNOW

Letter From Rose Wilder Lane to Leonard Read August 16, 1948. Lane writes to Read about politicians who were influenced by Read's book the Pattern for Revolt.

NOVEMBER 23, 1952

Dwight Eisenhower Letter to Henry Hazlitt

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