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The State as a Criminal Institution

Hoppe: War and aggression are costly. States go to war because they can, via taxes, pass on the cost to third parties who are not directly involved. By contrast, for voluntarily financed companies war is economic suicide. As a private law subject the state too will, like all other security providers, have to offer its […]

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The Myth of Social Security

There is no Social Security. First in the sense that the money paid into the Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid (which I’ll call “social security” for short) system isn’t there — it has been spent. Second, there is no social security in the sense that even if you collect your benefits, it doesn’t provide “social security.” It’s just […]

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