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Do Monarchs Always Have Low Time Preferences?

DemocracyWorld History


Hans Hoppe theorized that monarchs, as opposed to democratically-elected political authorities, would have lower time preferences and would be less likely to engage in reckless government spending. Unfortunately, at least one Medieval Danish king acted like a modern politician.

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Dollarization in Argentina Will Not Promote Freedom

Central BanksDemocracyStrategyTaxes and SpendingWorld History


While the prospect of Javier Milei being elected president of Argentina is attractive, his plan to "dollarize" the Argentine economy will fall well short of hopes and expectations.

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Marxist States Never "Wither Away" as Marx Predicted

DemocracyLanguageSocialismWorld History


David Gordon continues his analysis of Graham Priest’s book, Capitalism: Its Nature and Its Replacement. While Priest might not understand either Marxism or capitalism, his book has useful insights.

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Mises and Nationalism

DemocracyEuropeLiberalismWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


At a time when ethnic politics were tearing Europe apart, Ludwig von Mises believed that such ethnic devotion did more harm than good.

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The Debt Ceiling Debate Was Pure Theater

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


When it comes to the debt ceiling, political parties are irrelevant, and the recent debt ceiling drama, was little more than a sham. 

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Cracked-Up Slobodian

DemocracyEconomic FreedomProgressivismSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Professor Quinn Slobodian believes that free markets must lead to tyrannical worker exploitation, and socialism is the only solution. In truth, market competition is the answer. 

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Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Demarcation of the Limits of State Activity

Big GovernmentDemocracySocialism


Before there was Thomas Jefferson, there was Wilhelm von Humboldt, who saw the importance of guarding against the encroachment of state power.

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Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste

Big GovernmentDemocracyU.S. History


As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, they would do well to remember that those who fought for independence would not support the Leviathan state that the USA has become.

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Will Jamaica Embrace True Economic Reform or Just More Socialism?

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyEconomic FreedomProgressivismSocialism


Jamaica is on the road to becoming a republic, but will that lead to economic freedom or to the statism that has held back that country since independence from Great Britain?

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Why Do We Act against Our Self-Interest?

DemocracyPoliticsRationalismPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Rational choice theory claims that people in the political realm act in their own self-interest. However, in today's political climate, many people act against their own interests to avoid being attacked by others.

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