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Si vis pacem, para commercium

Don Boudreaux argues that trade promotes peace and that therefore protectionism as embraced by many anti-war types simply makes the world more dangerous: By…

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Hungary Goes Hollywood

Earlier this evening, I attended the Washington premiere of Freedom’s Fury, a new documentary about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The film…

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The Unions Like Puppies, Too

“Organized Labor Pushes Pro-Worker Agenda,” reads the headline of a November 14 Associated Press news story. It is safe to assume…

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Hands Across the Sea

Donal Blaney of the Young Britons’ Foundation gave a speech at the recent ConservativeHome awards ceremony in London where he mentioned…

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In Vino Veritas

Researchers have found resveratrol, a substance found in red wine and other foods, to help fight obesity and diabetes in laboratory…

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Terminal Shortage

When government controls everything, it necessarily has to ration it, which leads to shortages. It’s probably a toss-up at the moment as to which is…

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More on Milton Friedman

It speaks volumes of a man — and of his career — when people don’t wait until he’s passed away to pay him tribute. That’s…

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Good Government! (Sit!…Stay!…)

The Antitrust Modernization Commission will report recommendations for streamlining the nation’s antitrust laws sometime in April 2007; while the ponderous commission has been around…

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Capitalism and Freedom

The title says it all. Unlike many libertarians, for me it didn’t begin with Ayn Rand, but with Milton Friedman, specifically his classic manifesto,…

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Taking Reagan’s Advice

Thanks to our friend Neil for reminding us that today is “World Freedom Day” (at least according to the White House). Here’s the proclamation:…