The Week in Review: August 13, 2016

 

 

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This week the world’s attention turned to Rio this week with Brazil’s Olympics games. As the biggest corporatist scam of all time, these games have cost the Brazilian people $12 billion dollars, most of it going to the pockets of the politically well connected. Hopefully the obvious injustice will help spur more Brazilians to follow Rothbard’s example and learn to hate the state. Like their neighbor Venezuela, the Brazilian people will have to choose between capitalism or chaos. Luckily the growing success of Austrian economics in the country still offers it the chance to finally live up to the hype of being “the country of the future.”

Mises Weekends features a Mises U lecture from the great Judge Andrew Napolitano on the real meaning of the 1st amendment. While many protections in the Bill of Rights have been almost completely eviscerated by a lawless federal government, the Judge finds reasons to be optimistic about the current state of free speech in America. In fact, he suggests that 1st Amendment freedoms actually may be expanding—even as much of the Constitution becomes a dead letter. This is a compelling talk you won’t want to miss.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means

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And in case you missed any of them, here are the articles featured this week on the Mises Wire:

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