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Some Fundamental Differences between Ludwig von Mises and Nassim Taleb

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2019

Taleb maintains he’s a statistically-oriented orthodox economist. But I don’t think he understands what people mean by “orthodoxy.”

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Sound Money Is Our Best Hope Against the Monopolists' Threat

Money and Banking

Blog11/25/2019

Inflationary monetary policy is driving markets toward ever larger and more monopolistic firms that dominate the marketplace.

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Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Blog11/25/2019

Most of the resolutions passed by local governments in the name of "second amendment sanctuary" efforts don't actually do anything.

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Social Pressure vs. Consumer Preferences

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog07/08/2019

Anti-capitalists love to claim that consumers don't really have free choice — that advertisers and peers really dictate to others what they should buy. In truth, consumers choose freely, but use others to filter information and simplify the process.

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Schumpeter vs. Kirzner on Entrepreneurs

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog05/16/2019

A comparison between the two theories of entrepreneurial action suggest that it may be time to drop the use of the words “equilibrium” and “disequilibrium” from economics.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/24/2018

Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates  are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.

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Spooner Explains Why Vices Are Not Crimes

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/26/2018

Spooner would have defined today's drug war advocates as those who “usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men.”

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