As Sam Bowles once noted, people act for two distinct reasons: to get things, and to be someone.

Ideology, Identity, Solidarity, and Collective Action

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yesterday at 23:05. Facebook
Truth is always the enemy of power.
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yesterday at 19:45. Facebook
Venezuela’s socialist policies held back its economy during the oil boom and are the direct cause of its economic collapse today.

Socialism, Not Oil, is the Cause of Venezuela's Problems

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yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
What do you expect to happen on day 1 of Donald J. Trump presidency?

President Trump: Day 1

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yesterday at 14:00. Facebook
Revelations of "scandals" provide especially useful allegations in the world of fake news.

Fake News, Fake Politics, Fake Policy | Robert Higgs

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yesterday at 02:15. Facebook
Many Americans look to governments to “save” them from grave harm at the hands of vicious corporations and to punish corporations for their evil, destructive actions.

Hate Corporations and Love Governments—an Ideological Monstrosity

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01/20/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
On January 1, the city of Philadelphia enacted a soda tax, or a “Sweetened Beverage Tax ”.

Escaping Philly’s Soda Tax

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01/20/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
With respect to Canada, it is simply and plainly not true that health care is a “right.”

Senator Sanders, There Is No Right to Health Care in Canada

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01/20/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
21 states from Maine to California will increase their state minimum wage this year.

Minimum wage hikes unintended consequences

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01/20/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
It is clear, the public land status quo is no longer acceptable.

Give States Control Over Public Land Out West

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01/20/2017 at 01:50. Facebook
An upheaval in foreign affairs, trade, and immigration policy is in the offing. #inauguration

What Trump Can Learn from the Treaty that Created America

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01/20/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
We will be live-tweeting the #inauguration tomorrow starting at 6:30am (PST). Tweet at us (@independentinst) to join in on the conversation!
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01/19/2017 at 23:15. Facebook
As we get ready for President-elect Trump to assume the presidency, it's a good time to reflect on President Obama's term in office, his policies and their implications. #ObamaFarewell

The Drone President

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01/19/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
How have jobs in health insurance fared before and after Obamacare?

Obamacare’s Bureaucracy: The Amazing Rise in Health Insurance Jobs

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01/19/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
Does it make sense for Members of Congress to protest the very system that got them elected? #inauguration

Members of Congress Boycotting the Inauguration

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01/19/2017 at 17:23. Facebook
The way to simplify all this is through a universal tax credit.

Obamacare’s Individual Mandate and Tax Credits Are Really, Really...

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01/19/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
The healthcare system is in desperate need of reform but that reform is not the Affordable Care Act.

How We Can Repeal The ACA And Still Insure The Uninsured

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01/19/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Philanthropist, pioneer venture capitalist, and friend of the Independent Institute, William K. Bowes, Jr. passed away on December 28, 2016. In 2008, the Independent Institute presented him with the Alexis de Tocqueville award for his lifelong work in business entrepreneurship and science.
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01/19/2017 at 02:15. Facebook
Barack Obama will be leaving office this week. Here's what our fellow Ivan Eland wrote after his first 100 days in office. #Obamafarewell

Obama's First 100 Days: A Mixed Record

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01/18/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Originating from the dispute over whether the Russians hacked the U.S. election and tried to influence it, rumblings have come from the Trump transition team about reorganizing the intelligence community or parts thereof.

The Intelligence Community Does Need a Shake-Up

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