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The Stupidity of the American Healthcare Consumer?

Health

08/05/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Keith Smith offers insights into the chasm that exists between the way healthcare policy makers conceive of medical practice and how ordinary patients actually seek the best possible healthcare value.
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The Myth of Political Inaction on Gun Control

Beyond the issue of guns itself, there is another basic fallacy whenever there is a discussion over political solutions to a particular problem — a narrow focus on federal action.

08/05/2019Power & Market
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The Failure of Global Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

08/05/2019The Austrian
Despite the manifest failure of the liberal hegemony program, its neoconservative advocates have retained their influence. They are rarely called to account for their mistakes, but continue to be treated as if they are experts.
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The Misesian Vision

Austrian Economics Overview

08/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
The problem is that the capacity to imagine freedom is being eroded in our society and culture. The less freedom we have, the less people are able to imagine what freedom feels like, and therefore the less they are willing to fight for its restoration.
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The Coming Regime of the ECB: Radical Centrism

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

In Christine Lagarde and Philip Lane, the EU has two new central bankers who will push the limits of what central banks can do.

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The Fed Rate Cut Shows the Fed Is Either Clueless or Lying. Or Both.

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/01/2019

With its latest rate cut, the Fed is either caving to pressure from the Trump administration, or the Fed is admitting the economy is weaker than stated. Or the Fed simply doesn't know what's going on.

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The Cultural Background of Ludwig von Mises

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/31/2019Essays in Political Economy
Writing about the cultural background of Ludwig von Mises, an eminent former compatriot of mine, poses some difficulties: how to present you with a world radically different from yours, a world far away, which in many ways no longer exists.
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The United States Is Not a Nation: The Problem with "National Conservatism"

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/31/2019

The United States is not a nation. From the very beginning it was more of a collection of various nations united by ideas of political unity and by fairly high levels of tolerance for other groups within that union. The US certainly contains nations, but it was never a single nation.

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