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The New Progressives

Political Theory

Blog11/16/2017
The "liberaltarian" ideology is just watered-down libertarianism.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2017
Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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Mises and Cosmopolitanism

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog09/20/2017
Like Mises himself, the Mises Institute seeks "the perfect cooperation of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction."

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Government Workers Don't Magically Become Altruists

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2017
Why should one assume that those in control of the state would act in a way more in accord with justice than would actors on the private market?

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Jeffrey Sachs's Blind Spot

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Jeffrey Sachs rightly sees the problems of state interventionism in foreign policy. But he then fails to see the same holds on domestic policy.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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The Failures of Obama's Foreign Policy

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
Andrew Bacevich and John Mearsheimer, two leading foreign policy scholars, indict the interventionist foreign policy of the Obama administration.

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Central Bankers Are Losing Faith in Their Own Alchemy

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog12/28/2016

In his new book, central banker Mervyn King sometimes sounds like Murray Rothbard. But in the end he continues the problem of central banking control.

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Italian Literature and Libertarian Theory

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/22/2016

Jo Ann Cavallo and Carlo Lottieri have edited a valuable collection of essays applying Austrian and libertarian insights to Italian literature.

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Is the Market Our God?

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/03/2016

Not realizing that markets merely reflect the values of consumers, theologian Harvey Cox imagines that markets somehow force consumers to shop.

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