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Blaming That Cold Weather Culprit

The Fed and its friends blamed cold weather for much of the year’s lackluster economic growth. But cold weather does not explain the economic slowdown because cold weather does not stop economic activity, it merely shifts it to other activities and products.


A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate

Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages. Careful analysis reveals another story, however.


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Ryan McMaken: Working in Ron Paul’s Congressional Office
Lew Rockwell talks to Tom Woods, who was guest-hosting the Peter Schiff Show, about his days as Ron Paul's chief of staff in DC. ... More »

David Gordon: Steve Forbes Misunderstands Money
A recent column by Steve Forbes on money is a peculiar mixture of insight and error.  Forbes rightly says, The blunt truth is that an active monetary policy has never, ever led to sound, sustainable growth. Without exception it has always done m ... More »

Ryan McMaken: The Socialist Party In Chile Gets to Work Destroying the Economy
Axel Kaiser at Mises Brasil has penned a helpful update on the situation in Chile where socialist president Michelle Bachelet was elected to a second non-consecutive term in Chile. Bechelet's second term appears to be far more ambitious in its ef ... More »

Ryan McMaken: The Space-Junk "Crisis"
Whenever you see the words Lockheed Martin you should think taxpayer-funded cronyism, so when I saw the recent Drudge headline that read LOCKHEED seeks to clean up space... I mentally added the clause with money stolen from taxpayers. The space ju ... More »

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The Law

How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in j... More »

Lessons for the Young Economist

This is the textbook Lessons for the Young Economist. We are beyond mere excitement about Lessons for the Young Economist. It is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader&m... More »

Austrian Macroeconomics

When Murray Rothbard laid eyes on this classic monograph, he cheered. Here we have a graphical presentation that explains the Austrian view of macroeconomics in contrast to the simple and even simple-... More »

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