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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

Blog3 hours ago

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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Collecting Old Coins Taught Me to Never Trust the Government

Blog6 hours ago

Old coins vaccinated me against trusting politicians long before I grew my first scruffy beard. I began collecting coins when I was eight years old in 1965, the year President Lyndon Johnson began removing all the silver from American coins.

Who Is the Greatest Living Economist?

7 hours agoPower & Market

With the venerable Dr. Thomas Sowell turning ninety this week, a question arises in the fintwit (financial Twitter) world: Who is the greatest living economist?

The Disastrous Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

Blog11 hours ago

Woodrow Wilson was an especially devoted white supremacist, even by the standard of his day. The Left is finally targeting Wilson for this, but Wilson's legacy is far worse than even the Left will admit.

Want to Kill the Economy Again? Keep Threatening More Lockdowns.

07/01/2020Power & Market

Some state governors are already reversing themselves on "reopening" their economies and issuing new edicts on which businesses will be forced to close. Don't expect a "V-shaped recovery" if this keeps up.

Empathy for the Poor Is Not Enough

It's a good thing when politicians recognize that there are people out there who are less fortunate than the political class. But this empathy only does anyone any good if policymakers refrain from socialistic government schemes that make poverty worse.

All You Need to Know about Alexis de Tocqueville

Blog07/01/2020

It doesn't take an immense amount of insight to see the relevance of Tocqueville's central concern to our situation today. What are the so-called Twitter mobs if not the "tyranny of the majority" at work?

Why Governments Hate Currency Competition

Blog07/01/2020

There are some reasons to be optimistic about the future of free market money. On the other hand, the world's governments will fight true currency competition every step of the way.

Review: Prosperity and Liberty: What Venezuela Needs…

06/30/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

David Gordon reviews Prosperity and Liberty, a compilation of essays on Venezuela's wrecked economy and plans for reconstruction, edited by Rafael Acevedo.

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