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Can We See the End of the World from Here? Will We Still Feel Fine?

Book ReviewsGlobal Economy

Blog08/15/2022

Typical discussions about the fate of our planet center around issues like war, climate change, and sovereignty. Peter Zelhan says "the halcyon days of 1980–2015 are over."

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Clarence Darrow vs. the State

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Blog03/30/2022

“Force is wrong,” Darrow wrote. “A bayonet in the hand of one man is no better than in the hand of another. It is the bayonet that is evil.”

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The Science of Evil: A Personal Review of Political Ponerology

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Blog03/26/2022

The literary accounts and studies of the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, and Nazi Germany necessarily failed to grasp the root of the problem—namely, the psychopathological dimension of the inception and development of pathocracy.

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The Roman Empire Wasn't "Civilization." It Was Violence.

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Blog03/10/2022

Kulikowski's two-volume history of Rome offers many lessons in what was at the center of the empire. What was Rome? It was violence—political violence as an organizing principle.

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George Hearst: Entrepreneur in the Mises Mold

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog01/25/2022

The reality is the primary quality of an entrepreneur can’t be taught: the stomach to risk everything and keep wanting more.  

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Review: Understanding Money Mechanics

Book ReviewsMoney and Banks

Blog01/24/2022

Bob Murphy provides the “intelligent layperson a concise yet comprehensive overview of the theory, history, and practice of money and banking, with a focus on the United States.”

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Review: The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health

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Blog12/15/2021

Fauci-funded and Fauci-supported "AIDS research" consisted of running medical experiments on children, among other horrors. Through it all, Fauci profited handsomely with his many "partners" in Big Pharma.

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A History of Cronyism in America

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog12/07/2021

Cronyism: when the government passes policies to benefit special-interest politicians, bureaucrats, businesses, and other groups at the expense of the general public.

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This Professor Hates the Austrian School. But He Clearly Doesn't Know Much about It.

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Blog11/29/2021

Larson's principal targets are Friedman and Hayek, but Mises and Rothbard are not spared. For Larson, promarket economists aren't just wrong. They're bad people.

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Why Care about Inequality?

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Blog11/18/2021

Inequality can exist and grow even if everyone is becoming better off—but some are becoming more better off than others. Should we care about this kind of inequality? 

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