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Commodify My Grass, and Everything Else

Thank goodness that no local government has decided that lawn care is a public good that must be provided by quasi-public companies. I can promise you this: if this were the case, we'd all have a set of aerator shoes in our closet, and the grass would still be infested with every weed listed above and then some, including untold diseases.
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America's First Television Czar

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Online Dating Reaches the Elite

Date My School is looking to expand to other campuses on both coasts but only for the selective studying at exclusive universities — at least for now.Read More

Some Further Notes on Libertarian Science Fiction

This is the story of four writers, none of whom was a libertarian, but each of whom made a significant contribution to the libertarian tradition.Read More

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How 'Mainstream' Economics Miseducates About Money and the Fed: The Coming Currency Crisis and the Downfall of the Dollar

How 'Mainstream' Economics Miseducates About Money and the Fed

The Coming Currency Crisis and the Downfall of the Dollar

Monday, November 15, 2010 by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Recorded at the Mises Circle at Furman University, 13 November 2010. [43:39]

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