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The Clenched Fist and the General Welfare

by Gary M. Galles on Sep 19, 2013

Government's only advantage over its citizenry is in the use of force to limit destructive behavior. Beyond this end, this fist of government limits social productivity.

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The Market: This Time It’s Personal

by Sanford Ikeda on Sep 19, 2013

Markets are impersonal, but the social networks that develop inside markets are personal. Freedom within these networks is a crucial aspect of a free market.

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The Limits of the Non-Aggression Principle

by Sanford Ikeda on Sep 19, 2013

Determining what constitutes aggression can be complicated and libertarians should be wary to rely solely on the Non-Aggression Principle.

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Neighborhood Effects or Culture Rot?

by George C. Leef on Sep 17, 2013

Over time, Milton Friedman began to doubt that the spillover benefits of government-subsidized higher education were worth the costs.

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Slavery Contracts

by Roderick T. Long on Dec 1, 1994

In this short essay, Roderick Long argues that contracts to sell yourself into slavery are unenforceable, because your right to liberty isn’t yours to sell.