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Covid: How the West Embraced Central Planning and Abandoned Human Rights

World History

Blog08/27/2021

Mises warned that “there is not such a thing as a scientific ought. Science is competent to establish what is. It can never dictate what ought to be and what ends people should aim at.” 

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Lithuania's Crackdown on the Unvaccinated

World History

Blog08/26/2021

Many Lithuanian politicians are embracing outright segregation of unvaccinated Lithuanians. Fortunately, many Lithuanians are resisting. This fight is not about opposing vaccines, but about protecting basic freedom of choice. 

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Mises in Peru: La Prensa Interview, 1950

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2021

In this brief interview, Ludwig von Mises discusses the state of the global economy, the Marshall Plan, and the road to recovery.

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Beer: A Short and Bitter History of Regulation

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/21/2021

Some think that beer's history of regulation begins with hops, but beer has been hemmed in by government red tape for much longer.

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Bretton Woods and the Spoliation of Europe

World HistoryGold Standard

Gold was only included in the plans for the Bretton Woods system because of the veneer of solidity it gave.

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Paranoia about American Weakness Rests on a Flawed Understanding of History

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/19/2021

Victor Davis Hanson's cartoonish conception of how foreign states act is not supported by history and contributes to the US government’s insane defense expenditures and destructive crusades around the globe. 

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Egypt's Bread Subsidies May Bring Millions to the Brink of Starvation

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/17/2021

Most Egyptians have lived their whole lives in a country where the government heavily subsidizes bread prices. But now the deeply indebted Egyptian state faces some tough choices, and Egypt's poor may suffer the most.  

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Carl Menger Explains Value

World History

Blog08/06/2021

The anchor of all valuation is the usefulness of a good for the well-being of an individual human being.

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Savings Are the Foundation of Economic Growth

World History

Blog08/05/2021

If people are to demand things in the market, people must first produce things. This production allows for savings, and ultimately, for economic growth.

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Unmasking the Latest Bipartisan (and Dangerous) Climate Bill

World History

Blog08/04/2021

Republicans put a free market happy face on the latest environmentalist policy prescriptions in DC, but that does not change the fact that centrally planned climate policy is terrible economics.

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