Top Three Common Myths of Capitalism | Learn Liberty
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Top Three Common Myths of Capitalism | Learn Liberty

If you look at the history of the world, a huge fraction of the improvements in the standard of living have come because private businesses have created new products, have given people jobs, have generated profits that raise people out of poverty and allow them to live fruitful and productive lives with reasonable standards of […]

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Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution
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Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution

Precedent does not trump the constitution, even when the court says it does. Stare decisis is Latin for “to stand by things decided.” In short, it is the doctrine of precedent. According to the Supreme Court, stare decisis “promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and consistent development of legal principles, fosters reliance on judicial decisions, and contributes […]

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Brutus v. Publius: The Fight Over the Judiciary
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Brutus v. Publius: The Fight Over the Judiciary

By 1787, a crisis seemed on the horizon. The existing government of the Union was not working well. The Articles of Confederation was an alliance between pre-existing states. The Articles relied on one state, one vote, one branch of government, which meant it wasn’t really a government. Both the advocates of the Constitution and their […]

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Is Money Speech? Free Speech Rules (Episode 5)
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Is Money Speech? Free Speech Rules (Episode 5)

Can the government restrict people’s ability to spend money on speech? Here are the Four Rules of Free Speech and Money. Rule 1: Generally, your right to speak includes the right to spend money to speak. The government can’t limit, for instance, a newspaper’s budget, even if it thinks newspapers have too much influence over […]

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