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+ A thousand ploughmen consume fully as much corn and cloth in the course of a year as a regiment of soldiers. But the difference between the kinds of consumption is immense. The labour of the ploughman has, during the year, served to call into existence a quantity of property, which not only repays the…

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The Cognitive Dissonance of the State

Robert Higgs is an incredible economist. His theories of the ratchet effect and regime uncertainty stand on their own two feet as defining the reality of economies controlled by governments today – and that is to say nothing for nearly single-handedly forcing mainstream economists worldwide to reconsider that supposed “fact” that WWII “got us out…

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The Consistency of Libertarianism and Being Pro-Life

I would venture to guess that 50% of libertarians are pro-life. I believe that to be the consistent side if the minarchist/anarchist paradigm. Laurence Vance gives the basic case, and responds to common objections: What I recently said about abortion in my article “Should Libertarians Be Conservatives” that ruffled the feathers of some libertarians was…

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