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Economics

Curiosity is Better Than Knowledge

If I could choose to be the most knowledgeable person in the world or the most curious, I’d choose the …

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Economics

Americans Are Quadruple Taxed

It has often been pointed out that corporate profits are double taxed when a corporation pays income tax on its …

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Economics

We Will Never Live in a Post-Scarcity World

“Post-scarcity”, “Post-economic”, and “Post-capitalist” are meant to convey a fundamental shift in the principles of human action, wrought by technological …

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Economics

What’s Next For Liberty?

* Today’s guest post comes from Justin Nguyen, founder and Director of Nguyen Solutions, a Christian libertarian-owned startup currently crowdfunding …

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Economics

Airbnb and the “Housing Shortage” Nonsense

If I hear another bureaucrat complain about Airbnb creating a “shortage” of housing, I’ll vomit. Airbnb, like the steam engine, …

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Economics

Gary North’s Ethics of Taxation

This is the third in a series evaluating Gary North’s book, Christian Economics in One Lesson. North’s work is a …

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Economics

Thanksgiving, Christian Hospitality, and Immigrants

This guest contribution comes from Ruth Ryder at The Torch. Growing up, my parents sought to instill in my sister …

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Economics

Why Do Libertarians Pay Taxes?

It never fails. Every time I write anything about taxes I get long, rambling e-mails from tax trolls who scour …

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Economics

The Flat Tax Revisited

Every four years, during the presidential election season, Republican candidates criticize the abuses of the IRS and the complexity of …

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Economics

Wait Till It’s Free

  Last Friday evening, the Christians for Liberty Austin Chapter met to watch Wait Till It’s Free, a documentary produced …

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Economics

The Libertarian Analysis of Obama’s Tax Proposals

For those of you who did not watch President Obama’s State of the Union address, you can read a transcript …

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Book Reviews

Feel the Excitement of Freedom and Technology!

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of my friend Jeffrey Tucker’s new book Bit by Bit: How …

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Economics

Hack Back Against the State

The past 100 years of mostly free markets have witnessed unprecedented advances that allow millions to enjoy life in ways …

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Economics

Pope Francis Says the State Can Solve World Hunger

Pope Francis addressed the United Nations assembly at a recent conference regarding solutions to world hunger, saying that states across the world should increase their aid efforts and coordinate more closely. He even suggested that capitalism and free markets are the cause of malnutrition itself in the third world.

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Economics

Theological Implications of State Social Justice Programs

Christians who identify with a Left political ideology frequently appeal to state intervention in the market as a means of promoting the common good. This is especially true as it relates to many Christians who place an emphasis on promoting social justice. Having attended a Jesuit University where progressive politics were dominant and social justice was held in very high esteem, I can readily attest to this. For examples beyond my personal anecdotes, see the anti-libertarian conference Erroneous Autonomy at The Catholic University of America, and note some recent trends among protestant Christians.

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Economics

Reading Suggestions for a Progressive Friend

I tend to find myself in the minority among friends with the viewpoints I hold as a libertarian and a …

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Culture

Drug Warriors Are Harmful: Debunking 7 Myths of Their Own Creation

My unusual title is because I am replying to an article posted at the Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Foundry, titled: …

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Economics

Anarcho-capitalism, explained by a Christian

My friend Anand Venigalla is a young Christian man with a great desire to learn about and explain Christian libertarian …

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Economics

J. Gresham Machen on National Parks

The great 20th century theologian J. Gresham Machen was not much a fan of the “National Park” system. “A great …

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Economics

The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

From EconStories, the makers of the “Fear the Boom and Bust” and “Fight of the Century”, comes a new web …

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Economics

The System Built on Greed

Guest post by C. Jay Engel of the Reformed Libertarian. The anti-free market proclamations from the left (and even sometimes …

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Book Reviews

The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, by Robert Sirico (Regnery Publishing, 2012), 213 pages. Critics …

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Culture

How the State Contributes to Child Abuse

LCC reader Andrew recently asked me, “Norman, in your opinion, how would child abuse like the recent incident where a …

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Economics

Mises Explains the Drug War

Air travelers were outraged when the FAA announced that there would be flight delays because air-traffic controllers had to take furloughs as a result of sequester budget cuts. But there is another federal agency whose budget cuts Americans should be cheering — the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Book Reviews

Christian Anti-Capitalism

Review of Daniel M. Bell Jr., The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic, 2012), …

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