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Ludwig von Mises and the Nature of Money

Money and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

Blog02/13/2019

Among the fallacies Mises debunked in his first book were those of the chartalists - the predecessors of Modern Monetary Theory.

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Look to the States — Not SCOTUS — For Real Asset Forefeiture Reform

Legal System

Blog01/29/2019

The "asset forfeiture" case now before the Supreme Court is unlikely to lead to any substantial limitations on state and local seizures of private property.

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Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog11/20/2018

Contrary to myth, Latin America has relatively few civilian-owned guns — either legal or illegal. But this hasn't prevented enduring high rates of violent crime.

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Ludwig von Mises: Remembering a Fountainhead of Modern Libertarianism

Political Theory

Blog09/29/2018

To commemorate Mises’s birthday, consider some of his valuable insights into property rights, freedom, civilization and government.

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Liberalism and "Classical Liberalism" — An Unfortunate Evolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/16/2018

"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.

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Luis María Pastor Copo: A Spanish Forerunner of the Austrian School

World History

Blog07/07/2018

Pastor built on the work of the French liberals, and anticipated  many of the later insights of the Austrian School.

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Labor and Capitalist Exploitation: Böhm-Bawerk and the Close of Marx’s System

Political Theory

Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.

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