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The Trade "War" Is Only Making War on Our Freedoms

Blog09/27/2019

Governments love to use war analogies, framing themselves as the heroes fighting the bad guys. But when it comes to trade wars, governments are the bad guys, and individuals are the victims.

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The Failure of the Welfare State: The Case of Argentina and Brazil

Global Economy

Blog09/26/2019

The crisis-ridden welfare states of South America show us that the fabled "third way" to economic prosperity is not quite the cure-all we're told it is.

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There Are Two Sides to Every Trade. And Both Sides Benefit.

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/25/2019

In a globalized world, nearly every product or service relies on products and services from somewhere else.

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The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When the Regime Likes the Outcome

Blog09/24/2019

Democracy is only allowed when the voters vote "correctly" according to the ruling classes. "Wrong" decisions will trigger court rulings voiding the vote. Or we'll just keep voting until people get it "right."

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The Difference Between "Business Fluctuations" and a Recession

Booms and Busts

Blog09/24/2019

Business owners have always made errors, and external factors can lead to economic crises of various sorts. But the cyclical pattern of booms and busts we now see are a result of government interventions not seen in a free marketplace.

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The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Volume 22, Issue 2 is Now Available!

This issue contains selected lectures, papers, and abstracts of papers presented at the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference.

09/24/2019Power & Market
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The US Military Isn't As Invincible As It Thinks

"If the US and Saudi Arabia are particularly hesitant to retaliate against Iran it is because they know now, contrary to what they might have believed a year ago, that a counter-attack will not be a cost-free exercise."

09/24/2019Power & Market
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The Idea of Alternative Currencies Is Going Mainstream

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2019

The movement for alternative money is the result of the history of government monetary mismanagement.

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