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Why They Want to Destroy Julian Assange

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2020

The trial of Julian Assange will have consequences that are far larger than the man himself. Whatever will be Assange's future, he is already one more martyr in the historic struggle for political freedom from which everyone can take inspiration.

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1920: The Crash That Cured Itself

Booms and BustsU.S. History

Blog09/16/2020

The “forgotten depression” can still teach us important lessons: that the interventionist and spendthrift state is often more part of the problem than it is of the solution.

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How Germany's Lockdowns Have Fostered Resentment and Violence among the Nation's Youth

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

The economic and social damage done by lockdowns in Germany has fallen largely on the young, especially as older workers hold most of the secure and lucrative government jobs.

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Political Self-Determination and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/04/2020

For the foreseeable future, war between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be on the table, occasionally turning hot, just as it has in the last weeks. This conflict has no peaceful solution possible other than the one offered by Ludwig von Mises.

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Antonio Gramsci: The Greatest Political Strategist in History

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog07/22/2020

Many libertarians, like Marx, are focused on economic freedom as the means to deliver liberty for all. Gramsci knew better, and he offers a lesson for libertarians who believe that broader cultural questions beyond the nonaggression principle are irrelevant for liberty.

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Krugman's Keynesianism Has Made Him Wrong about Much More Than Economic Theory

Blog07/16/2020

Paul Krugman famously predicted in 1998 that the internet would prove to be no more important than the fax machine. This error proceeds straight from his lack of economic understanding.

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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The Disastrous Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

ProgressivismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/02/2020

Woodrow Wilson was an especially devoted white supremacist, even by the standard of his day. The Left is finally targeting Wilson for this, but Wilson's legacy is far worse than even the Left will admit.

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