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The Prophetic Antifederalists

U.S. History

07/24/2019The Free Market
The Antifederalists were afraid the new proposed Constitution would lead to a supersized national government. They were right.
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The Siren Song of the State

Political Theory

07/23/2019The Free Market
We Americans shall never have real, lasting peace so long as we give our allegiance to a king—that is, in our case, to the whole conglomeration of institutionalized exploiters and murderers we know as the state.
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Should We Loot the Rich?

Taxes and Spending

07/22/2019The Free Market
Redistribution is not ethical; it’s theft and destruction. It is simply a means to satisfy the envy of some who seek to harm those who have obtained greater wealth through the satisfaction of the wants of consumers.
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Socialism: A Property or Knowledge Problem?

SocialismCalculation and Knowledge

07/13/2019Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Mises and Hayek had very different views on the socialist calculation debate and Hayek's contribution merely added confusion.
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Review: Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn’t

Taxes and Spending

06/27/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Mark Thornton reviews Alesina, Favero, and Giavazzi's book, which argues that austerity plans based on tax increases fare much worse than plans based on reducing expenditures.
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Review: Capitalism in America: A History

U.S. History

06/25/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Joakim Book reviews Greenspan and Wooldridge's 'Capitalism in America .' What could go wrong with a book from a former Fed chairman? Quite a lot!
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Confucian Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi, Business Ethics, and Economic Development in Meiji Japan

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/19/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Jason Morgan reviews John Sagers' book on Shibusawa Eiichi, often called the "father of Japanese capitalism." Was Shibusawa truly a capitalist, or just a "crony capitalist"?
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Beginning the Welfare State: Civil War Veterans’ Pensions

U.S. History

06/19/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era? Patrick Newman reveals Rothbard's target: the fourth party system (1896–1932).
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Taking Government Out of Politics: Murray Rothbard on Political and Local Reform during the Progressive Era

U.S. History

06/18/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era? Patrick Newman reveals Rothbard's target: the fourth party system (1896–1932).
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The Menger-Mises Theory of the Origin of Money — Conjecture or Economic Law?

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

06/18/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Is the standard Austrian theory of the origin of money "conjectural history"? Kristoffer Hansen's response to Gary North's counter-interpretation of the theory of the origin of money.
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