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    Know Your Rights

    From the various “Occupy” sit-ins to the U.S. presidential race, to the European financial crisis, there are a lot of important, high-profile news stories out there with libertarian implications. It can be hard to keep up with the smaller stories; sometimes they fly right under the radar. Take, for example, this recent...

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    A Useful Canadian History Lesson

    The second volume of Richard Gwyn’s biography of Sir John A. MacDonald has just been published and there’s a passage  (contained in an excerpt run by the Toronto Star on Sunday) that tells us something important about how people thought about the role of government at Canada’s origins: Everyone hated taxes; few...

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    Why Was There No Canadian “Civil War”?

    Some Canadians seem prone to assume that all the fire and brimstone of North American history was...

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    Private vs. Public

    Here is a very interesting juxtaposition, though I don’t think the people invoolved see it this way There is a new camera technology that is able to capture the “light field” and so can have multiple focal points within one image. It is known as the Lytro – a marvel of high...

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    Liberty & Oil Videos

    We have the first Mises Canada Circle Lectures fromMises Circle Calgary – Liberty and Oil: the Foundations of Modern Civilization from Saturday September 10, 2011 online for your edification. Drill baby drill! With Henry Lyatsky Economics of Oil and Gas Legislation in Alberta with Danny Leroy Myth Vs. Reality with Stephen Johnston...

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    Pre-Occupy

    If a man suddenly throws up in an airplane during a flight you can probably argue he had too much to drink, or had a fragile stomach. Maybe flying was not for him. If, however, all 300 passengers puke shortly after eating dinner, you really have to consider other options. Most notably,...

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    The Grasping Hand

    Originally posted on the City Journal The modern democratic state pillages its productive citizens. To assess the...

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    Prices and the demand for money

    Originally posted 25 August 11 on the Cobden Centre Banking theory remains one of the most heatedly...

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    Constitutional Question

    Prime Minister Harper has nominated Andromache Karakatsanis and Michael Moldaver to the Supreme Court. Were this the United States, this would just be the beginning of the story, as the nominees would have to face a potentially grueling confirmation process in the Senate. While Harper instituted parliamentary hearings in 2006, no one...

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    Molyneux on Executive Pay

    I’ve attended the Occupy Ottawa protests for the past three days. I don’t know if I will get a chance to go today. One of the issues that is on people’s minds is, understandably, enormous executive pay, bonuses, green parachutes, etc. CEOs are living the high life while the peasants are scratching...

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    All Power to the Poutine!

    A headline in the National Post (07/10) announced, “Hot dogs and poutine stage comeback after Quebec rink’s...

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    Rothbard’s Anti-libertarian Gold Standard?

    Murray Rothbard’s frequent and infamous propensity for denouncing fractional reserve banking as fraud and promoting instead a...

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    The EU must not recapitalize banks

    Click here to read this article in pdf format: october-17-2011 We apologize for not having written sooner....

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    Jeff Berwick Interviewed by Max Keiser

    Topics of discussion include the Euro debt crisis, as well as the Wall Street protests. It is an interesting conversation, though my favourite part is the end… Here is the whole thing.  

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    Mises Circle Toronto – October 22nd

    JUST 1 WEEK UNTIL THE FIRST MISES CIRCLE IN TORONTO! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Sponsored by Maple...

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    Health care in Japan: perfection

    Let me start with the conclusion: I get treated medically same day (literally – sometimes same hour)...