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When Money Dies: Germany and Paper Money After 1910

After 1910, Germany increasingly relied on fiat money to pay the bills. It wasn't just the Treaty of Versailles that eventually led to hyperinflation, but an all-too-common policy of turning to inflationary monetary policy.


Austerity as Economic Liberation

Those who argue against austerity are claiming that government will more wisely spend, invest, and save than private persons and firms.


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Ryan McMaken: Mark Thornton on the European Debt Crisis
PressTV Reports: Over the past several years, most of the attention of the eurozone debt crisis has been focused on the economic struggles of Greece, Spain and Portugal and without a doubt things will continue to get even worse in those nations. ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Amity Shlaes: Blame the Economists
Reading the news, one could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that virtually all economists work for the government or the Fed, and that few of them have real (i.e., private sector) jobs. Of course, there are many practitioners of microeconomi ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Book Review: Rothbard's Making Economic Sense
Ben Kramer-Miller writes at Seeking Alpha: Summary A series of newsletter articles and shorter essays designed for the layperson interested in libertarian ideas and free market thought. The book is highly entertaining and extremely accessibl ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Judge Napolitano Versus Forced Quarantines
One can make the case that in a thoroughly decentralized and anarchistic society, persons may find themselves in a state of practical near-quarantine because private owners of airlines, airports, lodging facilities, and even communities with private ... More »

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Place of Economics in Learning, The

We’ve put into print a single chapter from Human Action, “The Place of Economics in Learning.” We picked it because it provides an excellent overview of the Misesian worldview concerning economics... More »

Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society? Butler Shaffer is a distinguished libertarian legal theorist who has for many years taught at... More »

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 »

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