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Review: Stalin’s War: A New History of World War II

Book Reviews

Blog08/26/2021

Stalin’s War is a magnificent book and everyone interested in the causes and consequences of World War II—and what reasonable person could not be?—should read it.

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Lithuania's Crackdown on the Unvaccinated

World History

Blog08/26/2021

Many Lithuanian politicians are embracing outright segregation of unvaccinated Lithuanians. Fortunately, many Lithuanians are resisting. This fight is not about opposing vaccines, but about protecting basic freedom of choice. 

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The Covid Stimulus Isn’t Like Other Stimulus. It’s Much Bigger.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2021

We have to go back to 1945 and the Second World War to find a time in which government spending is similar to today's panic-driven frenzy of spending in Washington. 

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The Lasting Legacy of Carl Menger

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog08/25/2021

Many insights of Menger are nowadays part of standard economics. Many more are preserved in the distinct school of Austrian economics. This applies particularly to the notions of foresight and the role of uncertainty.

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Vaccine Mandates and the "Great Reset"

Health

Blog08/25/2021

Why is the vaccination campaign so important to governments that they have increased pressure to vaccinate to such an unprecedented extent? Who has an interest in the global vaccination campaign?

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Mises in Peru: La Prensa Interview, 1950

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2021

In this brief interview, Ludwig von Mises discusses the state of the global economy, the Marshall Plan, and the road to recovery.

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Where Prices Come From: Menger Explains

Value and Exchange

Blog08/24/2021

Because people strive to improve their condition, they exchange goods and, in this sense, they create the necessary conditions for the emergence of prices. Prices are simply an unintended consequence of the human quest to improve one's life.

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Macroeconomic Data Is a Tool for Government Intervention

U.S. Economy

Blog08/24/2021

In a free, unhampered market, businesspersons in the pursuance of their goals will not require macroeconomic indicators. Entrepreneurs require an entirely different kind of data than what government data provides.

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