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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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Big Tech's Numbers Game Hides Many Sins

Financial MarketsMedia and CultureMoney and Banking

Blog06/13/2018

The art of financial engineering – camouflaging a rise in leverage to boost present and future earnings – is in high demand.

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Who is Jean-Baptiste Say?

BiographiesMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

06/11/2018Audio/Video
Per Bylund explains the many contributions of Jean-Baptiste Say, a precursor to the Austrian school of economics.

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Danielle DiMartino Booth on the Fed's Mission Impossible

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

06/01/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Danielle Booth discuss whether—or if—the Federal Reserve can ever return to "normal" monetary policy.

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The Marketplace — America's Other Democracy

Blog05/29/2018

 What if there was another form of democracy right under our noses that allowed voting 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

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"Freedom from Want" is Slavery for All

Big GovernmentSocialism

Blog05/25/2018

Americans must beware of Trojan-horse definitions of freedom — definitions that, once accepted, allow bureaucrats to take over everyone’s life. 

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Is There a Difference Between Economic Power and Political Power?

Capital and Interest TheoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/24/2018

Critics of capitalism are often confused by the difference between political and economic power. 

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Are China and the Yuan the Future of Venezuela?

Global EconomySocialismInterventionism

Blog05/23/2018

The realities of modern Venezuela, combined with the global ambitions of China, could make a deal between the two countries a logical outcome. 

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Anderson, Hazlitt, and the Quantity Theory of Money

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

05/22/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It was Benjamin Anderson who injected in Hazlitt a radical distaste of inflationary policies and paper money.
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