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Government
by Frederic Bastiat

Quick Review

Bastiat begins this 1848 essay by writing, “I wish someone would offer a prize for a good, simple, and intelligent definition of the word ‘Government.'” In his classic style, Bastiat then attempts to answer his own question, noting the many things that the government claims to be and the things that people ask it to do. 144 more words

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The Law | Frederic Bastiat

The Law
by Frederic Bastiat

 

Quick Review

Frederic Bastiat’s The Law is at or near the top of any libertarian reading list. It is a simple, yet profound expression of libertarian ideas in a readable pamphlet form. 230 more words

Books

Tax Season stimulates the economy?

Stephen Ohlemacher of the AP thinks so. Earlier today he wrote:

Aside from the complicated forms, tax season generates $300 billion in tax refunds each year, a significant boost to the U.S.

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What "Buy Local" Campaigns Get Wrong

The economic thinking behind “buy local” campaigns is typically terrible. One such example is the claim that a dollar “circulates more” when you spend it locally. 287 more words

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Quote: Frank Fleming on Starbucks

Why Would We Put a Sex Criminal Back in the White House?

Quote: Burt Prelutsky…

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Annie

JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE LAW OFFICE

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” 605 more words

Net Neutrality = Web Fatality

Net Neutrality will lead to web fatality.

The currently dominant ISPs and content providers only support Net Neutrality because locking down the current market conditions will protect them from competition in a fast-changing market. 155 more words

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