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In Defense of the Gilded Age

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2019

The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.

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Intellectuals and the Marketplace

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

01/09/2019Books
We live in a world habitually inhabited by anti-market intellectuals and those who have absorbed their teachings. The continued flourishing of this class of intellectuals remains an enduring puzzle and problem for classical liberals.
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Is There Room for Compromise with Socialism?

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

12/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Government power rests on the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. Those who want more government want more compulsion and less freedom.
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In Praise of Christmas Tree Salesmen

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog12/24/2018

It's thanks to markets and entrepreneurs that turkeys, toys, and Christmas trees can be mass produced and delivered to a great many ordinary people at a reasonable price.

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It Turns Out That Trump Loves Low Interest Rates and Fed Stimulus After All

It's now a pretty safe bet that if recession does come during Trump's presidency, he'll be calling for ever-higher levels of stimulus and QE infinity.

12/20/2018Power & Market
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Ignoring the Bureaucracy Isn't the Same as Dismantling It

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/15/2018

The Trump administration has done little to undercut the federal government's huge bureaucracy.

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Italy: A Brewing Storm Within the EU

Global Economy

Blog12/12/2018

The political and economic powder keg that is Italy is a greater threat to the EU than Brexit ever was.

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In the Eyes of the State, We are All Russian (Bots) Now

A recent paper from the Atlantic Council faults modern technologies for eroding faith in public institutions. To them, this is a bad thing.

12/10/2018Power & Market
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