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The Future Belongs to Liberty

Back in Iraq?

Foreign policy déja vù all over again

JULY 28, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Nation-building didn't work the last time the United States invaded Iraq and it won't work now.

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Cliches of Progressivism

#15 - We Are Destroying the Earth and Government Must Do Something

JULY 25, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA

The question isn't whether the market is destroying the planet; it's whether the transformations are worth the cost--and where those costs are falling.

Wabi-Sabi

Dissent Under Socialism

Intolerance for free expression grows with the scope of central planning

JULY 24, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA

Central planning always conflicts with expressions of dissent, whatever a ruling party might call itself.

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When the Lamps Went Out

The Great War and the death of liberal England

JULY 21, 2014 by ALASTAIR PAYNTER

Before World War I, the average Englishman had little regular contact with the State; afterward, there was little the State did not touch.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

Silver Spoons and the Idle Rich

Who has the wealth of the wealthy rentiers?

In a free economy, wealth does not sit under the mattresses of the rich. Instead it gets used by productive people making our lives better.

Cheating Commies and Guardian Syndrome

Why were the East Germans more likely to cheat?

A recent study concludes that former East German communists are more likely to cheat in simulation games. Why? Jane Jacobs's work may offer some clues.

THE ARENA

Spooner v. Bentham on Natural Rights

Which way do you lean on natural rights? Who do you find yourself agreeing with most often, Spooner or Bentham?

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The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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