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How Keynes Took Over the World

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/09/2018Books
In a few short years, Keynes conquered the economics profession and transformed public policy. How?

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The Group vs. the Collective

Philosophy and Methodology

04/18/2018Books
We are told the individual must subordinate himself for the good of the group. But who shall lead this group? And to what end?

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The Gold Standard Act of 1900 and After

Gold Standard

03/24/2018Books
The Gold Standard Act was only the first step on the much-needed path to fundamental banking reform.

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In Defense of "Extreme Apriorism"

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

03/22/2018Books
The stimulating methodological controversy between Machlup and Hutchison proves that there are sometimes more than two sides to every question.

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Economics in Service of the State: The Empiricism of Richard T. Ely

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

03/08/2018Books
World War I was the apotheosis of the growing notion of intellectuals as servants of the State. Richard T. Ely was the leading progressive economist of this new breed.

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Psychology vs. Praxeology

Calculation and Knowledge

01/24/2018Books
Mises’s exposition of economic science differed decisively from all modern authors in that it drew a sharp line between praxeology and psychology.

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Equilibrium, Profit and Loss, and Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

01/22/2018Books
Mises stated that general equilibrium is purely a methodological device with no counterpart in the real world. It only defines profit and loss.

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George Washington: An Image and Its Influence

U.S. History

12/15/2017Books
Washington took office in 1789 and was viewed as a hero. Were the effects of the influence that accompanied this prestige good or bad for liberty?

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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

12/06/2017Books
John Prince Smith was the creator of the German free trade movement and its leader from the 1840s until his death in 1874.

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