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Economic Isolationism in The Walking Dead

When dealing with people in a potentially hostile environment (such as a zombie apocalypse) how do we decide if we should trade with strangers or kill them? It turns out time preference and the division of labor have a lot to do with it.


Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

The smaller the size of government, the less power it has to hobble free enterprise with taxes and regulations.


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Ryan McMaken: Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful
Mises Daily Tuesday by Ron Paul: Devolving government into smaller units promotes economic growth. The smaller the size of government, the less power it has to hobble free enterprise with taxes and regulations. Just because people do not wish to ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Economic Isolationism in The Walking Dead
Mises Daily Tuesday by Mark Tovey: When dealing with people in a potentially hostile environment (such as a zombie apocalypse) how do we decide if we should trade with strangers or kill them? It turns out time preference and the division of labor ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Does 'Neoliberalism' Make Psychopaths Rise to the Top?
Whenever you see someone use the word neoliberalism you are probably dealing with someone who spends most of his or her time in a left-wing echochamber where people believe they are being oppressed by free markets and that things will be set right on ... More »

David Howden: More European “Growth” Shenanigans
Europe got some good news in early June as the EU changed its statistical guidelines on how to compute GDP. Among other changes, expenditures on prostitution and illicit drugs (hookers and blow, colloquially) will now be included. Of course, some ... More »

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Choice in Currency

A path-breaking essay by Hayek, newly in print in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Affairs, this piece first appeared in 1976, during an inflationary bout in the U.S.. Hayek saw that it was ... More »

Toward a Libertarian Society

Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the pre... More »

Economics of Prohibition, The

It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton. Th... More »

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