Intellectual Property as the N...

Nov 16, 2019 by

The standard justification for intellectual property — i.e., patents and copyrights and trademarks — is that the creative process...

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4 Reasons Why Socialism Is Bec...

Nov 9, 2019 by

The newfound openness of large numbers of Americans to socialism is, by now, a well-documented phenomenon. Alexander Zubatov –...

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Africa’s Socialism Is Ke...

Nov 4, 2019 by

It has been widely, vividly, but nonetheless wrongly believed that socialism is the appropriate system to improve the living...

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How School Districts Put Polit...

Nov 2, 2019 by

Matthew Bankert – Many people wary of government power rightly criticize public schools for being more indoctrination than...

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Unions and Protectionism, Not ...

Oct 19, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – As the decline of the Rust Belt became increasingly obvious during the 1980s, protectionists attempted to blame...

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The Late Great State of Califo...

Oct 18, 2019 by

My family moved to California in 1950, part of the post-WWII westward migration. My widowed mother, tired of Boston’s dreary winters,...

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Government Meddling Is the Rea...

Oct 7, 2019 by

People frequently allege that, under capitalism, people aren’t paid what they are worth to employers. Gary Galles – People...

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No, Capitalism Doesn’t Threate...

Oct 5, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – Presumably bolstered by the fiery claims of Greta Thunberg and the general theme of Climate Week, people on...

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Eugenics and the Racist Underb...

Oct 1, 2019 by

William L. Anderson – The New York Times has created a huge stir with its 1619 Project , which claims that the real founding of...

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Greta Thunberg To Poor Countri...

Sep 28, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Listen to the Radio Rothbard version of this article. On Monday, celebrity climate activist Greta Thunberg...

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What “Climate Justice...

Sep 24, 2019 by

Kai Weiss – According to the organizers of the global climate strike — the biggest in history — more than four million people...

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Rothbard Lectures on American ...

Sep 17, 2019 by

Chris Sciabarra – As Jerome Tuccille famously wrote: “It usually begins with Ayn Rand.” For me, it began in my senior year of...

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There’s Nothing Natural ...

Sep 16, 2019 by

Allen Gindler – The socialist idea has many forms and flavors; however, one can observe three main paths toward socialism. They...

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Government Won’t Save Us...

Sep 5, 2019 by

From the shoes you wear to the ice cream you eat, politics has found a way to sneak into some of the most mundane aspects of our...

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The New York Times Gets Slaver...

Sep 2, 2019 by

William L. Anderson – When a woman in 2002 wrote a New York Times Magazine article on Americans adopting Ethiopian children,...

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Brazilian Socialism Shows Us H...

Aug 31, 2019 by

Last week, news of forest fires in South America received widespread media coverage. Matheus Fialho Vieira – Last week, news of...

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Why They Keep Trying to Blame ...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – In recent months, several national media outlets and public figures have begun pushing the idea that modern...

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The End of Marxian Exploitatio...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Karl-Friedrich Israel – The second and third volumes of Marx’s Kapital were published posthumously under the editorship of his...

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The Left Argues Slavery Was an...

Aug 24, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – The legacy of slavery in America is once again becoming a hotly discussed topic. The New York Times has...

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The Impossibility of Equality

Aug 24, 2019 by

Murray N. Rothbard – [Excerpt from chapter 7 of Power and Market in Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, pp....

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