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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemU.S. History

The real cause of this epidemic is various government policies and the real solution is the dismantling of those same policies, in perpetuum.

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La burbuja-depresión de Bernanke-Yellen

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

La próxima crisis económica estará directamente relacionada con la última crisis económica y las políticas que la Fed usó para "resolverla". Como tal, debería llamarse la Crisis de Bernanke-Yellen.

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The Bernanke-Yellen Bubble-Depression

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

The next economic crisis will be directly tied to the last economic crisis and the policies the Fed used to “solve” it. As such, it should be called the Bernanke-Yellen Crisis.

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A Boom Town Recession That Could Save Us All

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyBusiness CyclesGold Standard


Recessions are good for an economy because they involve a resolution process, but a big recession for this boom town could be great for the world economy.

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The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

01/08/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great Depression-era tax resistance movement.


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The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

03/28/2016Mises Wire
Due to over prescription of legal opiates, many patients become addicted and end up turning to illegal opiates like heroin. Overdoses and other tragedies soon follow.

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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise of the book is that historians have a comparative advantage in describing such events, but economists have the tools to help explain these events. This book does so, and marvelously.

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Doomsayers Doomed in Washington State Marijuana Debate

The Police StateU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
Legal recreational marijuana has now been legal in Washington State for two and a half years. During that time, violent crime has decreased, and the doom-laden predictions of opponents to legalization have failed to come true.

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The Austrian School: The History, The Principles, and How It Got Its Name

U.S. HistoryAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

In this informative interview, Mark Thornton details how Carl Menger started the Austrian school of economics, and the possible Greek and Roman philosophical roots the school observes. Dr. Thornton and host Frank Conway also discuss the important limitations to Austrian economic thinking, how von...

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The Calamity of the Federal Reserve

The FedU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Interviewed by Solidus.Center founder Seth Mason, Mark Thornton and Walter Block discuss the history of the Fed, how it harms the average American, and how the monetary system would function if it were abolished.

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