Week in Review: May 27, 2017

StrategyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeology

Blog11 hours ago
Trump's budget signals that as far as government spending goes, it's business as usual in Washington.

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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11 hours ago
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.

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Patrick Newman: Rothbard vs. The Progressive Era

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

18 hours agoAudio/Video
Jeff Deist and Patrick Newman discuss Murray Rothbard's unique analysis of a critical time in US history.

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Federal Bureaucrat to the Public: Be Afraid!

Blog19 hours ago
Governments have always thrived on the fear of the taxpayers, and the DHS secretary is sure that if we knew what he knew, we'd "never leave the house."

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The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big Government to Crush the Competition

The EntrepreneurMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/26/2017
In a typical case of an industry using government to fight the competition, the American Optometric Assoc. wants a monopoly in the eyecare industry.

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What Keeps James Bullard Up at Night

The Fed

05/26/2017FedWatch
We all have our worries in life. For Bullard, it's that your cost of living is not as high as it should be.

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How Washington's Reaction to Trump's Budget Justifies the Rise of Bitcoin

U.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2017
As politicians prove to be unable to confront economic reality, it’s easy to see how crypto-currencies are becoming increasingly attractive.

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The Trump Budget: Real Cuts vs. the Media Version of "Cuts"

PovertyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2017
The Trump budget proposes to increase spending on Medicaid by slightly less that what had been earlier proposed. In DC-speak, this is called a "cut."

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