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Austrians vs the Mainstream: on Taxes

Taxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Perhaps it is time for mainstream economists to reevaluate their methodology on taxes.

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American Laws — Not Chinese Ones — Make American Industry Less Competitive


Reducing the regulatory burden on American industry would actually be good for Americans — unlike a tariff hike. 

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An Eastern Democratic Union: A Proposal for the Establishment of a Durable Peace in Eastern Europe

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Ludwig von Mises explores ways of dealing with nationalism and conflict among linguistic minorities through the use of political confederation.

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending


The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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A Gas Tax Hike Is the Wrong Way to Fund Highways

Taxes and Spending

Using the federal gas tax to fund infrastructure is at best a very blunt instrument, and at worst an invitation to wasteful spending.

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A Strong Euro Is A Headache for the ECB

Money and Banks

A strong euro is not a problem for any European citizen. But it is a problem for the central bank.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.

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A Worrisome Assessment of Economic Freedom in India

Indians are enormously successful when they emigrate to the United States. Yet Indians in India remain comparatively poor. Why the difference?

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Algorithms Are Fine — Until Governments Use Them Against Us

Philosophy and Methodology

We're now seeing the rise of new AI tech that will be used to justify more government intervention in our lives.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.

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