Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Domestic Life

U.S. History

Blog47 min ago
For 150 years, Thanksgiving has been primarily an apolitical holiday that's really about family fun and eating a huge meal.

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Gold versus Fractional Reserves

Booms and BustsThe FedGold StandardMonetary Theory

11/22/2017Mises Daily Articles
A dual currency system could eventually permit a smooth transition back to a sound gold currency.

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How to Beam Factories to Mars

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/22/2017
Would the option of trading with Earth matter to the Martians? Of course it would — in spite of what Paul Krugman thinks.

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The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War

U.S. History

11/22/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton looks at one of the first episodes of armed resistance to the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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The Christian Ethics Behind the Pilgrims' Rejection of Communism

SocialismU.S. Economy

Blog11/22/2017
The Pilgrims' original communal property arrangements were foisted upon them by their colonial sponsors.

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Government Didn't Save Us From Apple's iPhone "Monopoly"

Free Markets

Blog11/22/2017
When new, high-priced products enter the market, it's the market process — and not government — that will bring prices down.

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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.

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Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French Contributions of J.B. Say

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

11/21/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The late 17th century experienced a crisis in European thought which paralleled the Scientific Revolution and led to a revolution in economic thought.
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