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Why Gold Still Matters

Media and CultureMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold StandardMoney Supply

10 hours agoAudio/Video
Why does gold still matter? Politicians, central bankers, and investors dismiss it as a relic, but the precious metal still plays role in today's economy. Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals explains why.
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Word, Action, and Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/29/2019Articles of Interest
An essential aspect of the Mengerian-Misesian tradition — the emphasis that it puts on the entrepreneurial character of all human action, that is, its inherent entanglement with the problems of scarcity and uncertainty.
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"Corporate Social Responsibility" Only Strengthens Corporate Power over the Public

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/03/2019

The relationship between the Nazi state and industry was not evidence that the Nazis had capitalist leanings, but that the German businessmen had socialist leanings.

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What "Climate Justice" Really Means

Blog09/24/2019

"Climate justice" would bring with it mass unemployment and major economic distress. Activists ignore the true costs, while discounting market solutions.

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Tom Woods Probes the Origin Story of Bob Murphy

Biographies

08/26/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains how he got into Austrian economics and libertarianism.
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Nation and State Are Two Different Things

Political Theory

Blog08/05/2019

On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states.

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Sixtieth Anniversary of Hazlitt's The Failure of the 'New Economics'

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Blog07/27/2019

Henry Hazlitt's The Failure of the "New Economics" published in 1959, is still the best refutation of Keynesian economics to be found anywhere — sixty years later.

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Edmund Burke’s Case for Private Charity Over the Welfare State

Blog07/26/2019

As some conservatives increasingly argue for an ever larger state to support "families" and "society," Burke showed through both words and personal actions that the real answer to building up civil society lies in the private sector and not in government programs.

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