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If We Can’t Do It, The Government Shouldn’t Do It Either

Tom Woods on what he learned from Murray Rothbard. We can’t steal … but government calls it an “income tax” and steals with reckless abandon. We can’t counterfeit … but government’s monopoly bank calls it “Quantitative Easing” and destroys the purchasing power of the currency. We can’t kidnap … but government institutes military drafts whenever […]

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Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

By Ron Paul Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordered the Justice Department to increase the use of civil asset forfeiture, thus once again endorsing an unconstitutional, authoritarian, and increasingly unpopular policy. Civil asset forfeiture, which should be called civil asset theft, is the practice of seizing property believed to be involved in a crime. The […]

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe: A World Without Theft

Dr. Hoppe’s book ‘The Economics and Ethics of Private Property’ (mises.org/EEPP) is among the most important modern contributions to libertarian thought. Hoppe, like Rothbard, connects laissez-faire economics to normative libertarian theory with laserlike precision and inexorable logic. Property isn’t just a social construct determined by legislative fiat, but rather a necessary component of self-ownership and […]

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Meet the New “Specially Protected Class” in Palm Beach and Beyond

by Will Grigg Adams Lin literally fainted as he read a court order authorizing federal marshals to confiscate his property. The officers seized his car, his designer clothes, a flat-screen television, golf clubs, computer, and even his treasured Samurai sword. Unlike countless other Americans who have been pillaged by federal law enforcement officials, Lin was […]

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