by Lee Friday The government tells us we must recycle all kinds of stuff: bottles, cans, paper, plastics etc. They say that recycling reduces the number of products made from natural resources, which means more resources are conserved and our energy costs are lower. Superficially, this seems plausible. Surely it is more wasteful to manufacture products […]
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by Nathan Keeble The Beacon Center, a libertarian think tank based in Nashville, has released a new film highlighting and describing the impact of corporate welfare in Tennessee. Starring University of Tennessee professor Glenn Reynolds, Rigged tells the story of small business owners in Memphis who were harmed by the massive tax breaks which the Shelby County government bestowed upon […]
Ron Paul discusses Murray Rothbard and sound money.
The Affordable Care Act drove thousands of independent doctors to throw in the towel and join large hospital networks. However, a growing movement of doctors are fighting back against the bureaucratic system. The Affordable Care Act drove thousands of independent doctors to throw in the towel and join large hospital networks. However, a growing movement […]
by Tho Bishop Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience for Floridians cleaning up after the storm, but have proved to be deadly. Given the power of Irma, it is […]
Dr. Mark Thornton joins Mises Weekends to explain the “business cycle” for what it really is: a series of booms (credit expansion) and busts (debt de-leveraging) engineered by central banks.
Dr. Ron Paul joins Jeff Deist to talk about his decades as a congressman fighting the Fed, his efforts to legalize the use of gold and silver as untaxed currency, and his involvement with sound money initiatives in states like Arizona and Wyoming. Plus, Dr. Paul shares some great anecdotes about Reagan’s Gold Commission, Alan […]
by Hans Hermann-Hoppe This essay was originally published in The Free Market in April 1993. It’s true that the US health-care system is a mess, but this demonstrates not market but government failure. To cure the problem requires not different or more government regulations and bureaucracies, as self-serving politicians want us to believe, but the […]