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Voices from The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference [Watch]

More than 1500 young libertarians recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 10th Annual International Students for Liberty Conference.

FreeMarketCentral.com spoke with some of them about the event, the direction of the liberty movement under a new administration—and more.

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Who Really Pays Corporate Taxes?

Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them, passing the burden to consumers as a cost of production. And corporate taxation is a feast of rent-seeking - a cornucopia of credits, exemptions and other subsidies conferred by the political class on favored, and grateful, corporations.

-- George Will,

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