Taxation and Forced Labor | Mises Wire

When the government taxes you, it is taking away your money without your consent, and this is theft. This argument is well known, but there is another, though related, problem with taxes on income that you earn. By taking away part of the money you earn, the government is forcing you to work for it. Robert Nozick advanced this argument in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, and what I’d like to discuss in this week’s column is a defense of Nozick’s argument by Adam D. Moore that was published this year…

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Pilot shortage prompts rare flight cancellations at Delta over Thanksgiving break

Passengers check bags for a Delta Air Lines, Inc. flight during the Covid-19 pandemic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2020. Patrick Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Delta Air Lines canceled hundreds of flights over the Thanksgiving break as it grappled with staffing shortages during the busiest travel week since the coronavirus pandemic began. While demand remains less than half of last year’s levels because of the pandemic Transportation Security Administration airport screenings rose above 1 million on Sunday and Wednesday, the highest…

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Why Sound Money Is “Green” and Central Banks Aren’t

[Editor’s note: this is a special preview—for Mises Wire readers—of Europe’s Century of Crises under Dollar Hegemony: A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unsound Money, a dialogue book by Brendan Brown and Philippe Simonnot newly published by Palgrave Macmillan.] Although many central bankers have claimed the central banks are instrumental in ushering in a more green economy, a closer look suggests central banks are anything but “green.” In fact, a sound money economy might be a much more effective tool in improving the physical environment. Philippe Simonnot:  Ecology is where statism and socialism now…

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What the Covid Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention

If there were a reduction in mortality from these vaccines, that information would be in the first paragraph of the announcement. But it’s not there, which suggests the vaccines aren’t as effective as claimed.  Original Article: “What the Covid Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention”. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.   Source link

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Why Commies Hate Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has a checkered past. Its more recent origins lie largely in government attempts at pushing propagandistic narratives. For example, Abraham Lincoln demanded Americans be thankful for “the advancing armies and navies of the Union” during the Civil War. George Washington instructed Americans to give thanks for the new constitution in 1789. While Andrew Jackson refused to boss around his constituents with days of mandatory gratitude, proclamations of prayer and thanksgiving have been used by many US presidents, especially during times of crisis. In practice,…

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