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The Nazi regime disarmed and repressed its enemies.
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In the 20th century Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies.
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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.
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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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The free market offers the best solutions for quality healthcare.
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Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism? (4/16/2014)
John R. Graham

Obamacare's Cost Is Down 8%, but That May Not Be Good News (4/16/2014)
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Gov. Bobby Jindal's Health Reform Proposal: Pros and Cons (4/15/2014)
John R. Graham

P. J. O’Rourke on the Baby Boom Generation (4/15/2014)
Carl Close

Let’s Start a Tax Revolt with Our iPhones (4/14/2014)
Lawrence J. McQuillan


Antiquated Law Adds Billions to Fuel Costs (4/16/2014)
William F. Shughart

Hollande’s Very Public Private Life (4/14/2014)
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Affording Tesla the Freedom to Fail (4/14/2014)
Benjamin W. Powell

The Economic Abomination of Accredited Investors (4/14/2014)
Wendy McElroy

Russia in Crimea—Not ‘Munich 1938’ Yet Again (4/14/2014)
Ivan Eland

Don’t Reform the Tax Code on the Backs of Over-Taxed Energy Producers (4/14/2014)
William F. Shughart

Russia Has a National Strategy that Matches the Times—Why Doesn’t the U.S.? (4/7/2014)
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Dietary Committee’s Unpalatable Agenda (4/7/2014)
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