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Developing the Developed World: Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future
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Healthcare Solutions for Post-Obamacare America
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One year after the Obamacare health insurance exchanges opened their virtual doors to consumers, the Affordable Care Act is less popular than ever. Many of the worst problems plaguing the healthcare system could be fixed by implementing four simple reforms.
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Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty
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Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation
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Gun Control in the Third Reich
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The Nazi regime disarmed and repressed its enemies.
The Terrible 10
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In the 20th century Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies.
Global Crossings
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The free-market perspective on immigration in the 21st century.
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
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Tells the history of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America.
Risky Business
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Market-based insurance should be celebrated for its innovation and competitiveness.
Crisis and Leviathan (25th Anniversary Edition)
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Expansions in government power threaten both civil and economic liberties.
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