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What Happens When Human Progress Takes a Break?

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog02/09/2023

We have experienced an unprecedented increase in the standard of living throughout the world. But recent developments have been blocking progress for the past several years.

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Ominous Parallels Reconsidered

PhilosophyWorld History

Blog02/03/2023

Having given a harsh review to Leonard Peikoff’s Ominous Parallels four decades ago, David Gordon revisits the book.

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How Should a Nation Determine Its Heroes?

PoliticsWorld History

Blog01/30/2023

How do societies determine who their heroes are? We know that often those seen as heroes actually made a country worse off.

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Questioning the Military Necessity of Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japanese Cities

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/27/2023

Americans often have defended the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as regrettable but necessary for ending World War II. The actual record tells us a much different story.

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Yuri Maltsev, RIP

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/26/2023

Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.

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Against All Odds, Chinese Entrepreneurs Succeed around the World

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog01/23/2023

Hindered by government in their home country, Chinese entrepreneurs have excelled overseas.

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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

Blog01/17/2023

The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.

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Australia: The Nation Founded by British Convicts Embraced Entrepreneurship

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog01/14/2023

Australia is famous for its laid-back culture and for being founded by convicts from Great Britain. It also should be famous for its embrace of entrepreneurship.

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Rome's Runaway Inflation: Currency Devaluation in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

InflationWorld HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.

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