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Why the Worst Get on Top


03/19/2023Articles of Interest
The unscrupulous are likely to be more successful in a society tending toward totalitarianism.
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That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/25/2022Articles of Interest
In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects.
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Benedict XVI: A Life


03/05/2021Articles of Interest
Peter Seewald has published an extensive biography of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, which will be of special interest to all supporters of the Austrian school and lovers of liberty who, whether believers or not, persistently condemn the “fatal conceit” of statism.
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Intellectuals and Socialism

World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

08/01/2020Articles of Interest
In every country that has moved toward socialism, the phase of the development in which socialism becomes a determining influence on politics has been preceded by a period during which socialist ideals governed the thinking of the more active intellectuals.
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Not Yours to Give

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

06/26/2020Articles of Interest
"The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be intrusted to man. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other."
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The Economics of War

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

03/03/2020Articles of Interest
In this article from 1950, Murray Rothbard suggests some of the less bad ways of financing military operations. Hint: monetary inflation and taxing savings and investment are among the worst.
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How Do We Calculate Value?

Calculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

01/14/2020Articles of Interest
Judgments of value do not measure: they arrange, they grade. If he relies only on subjective valuation, even isolated man cannot arrive at an economic decision based on more or less exact computations in cases where the solution is not immediately evident. To aid his calculations he must assume...
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The American Empire

U.S. History

12/23/2019Articles of Interest
The Roman Empire never doubted that it was the defender of civilization. Americans have added freedom and democracy. Yet the more that may be added to it the more it is the same language still. A language of power.
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Menger's Anti-Historical Method Versus the Neoclassical Anti-Historical Method

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/03/2019Articles of Interest
The Austrian-school approach, with its realist, real-world approach, is actually more inclined toward empiricism than the neo-classical economists who tend toward very abstract theories and models.
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Word, Action, and Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/29/2019Articles of Interest
An essential aspect of the Mengerian-Misesian tradition — the emphasis that it puts on the entrepreneurial character of all human action, that is, its inherent entanglement with the problems of scarcity and uncertainty.
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