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The Cultural Background of Ludwig von Mises

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/31/2019Essays in Political Economy
Writing about the cultural background of Ludwig von Mises, an eminent former compatriot of mine, poses some difficulties: how to present you with a world radically different from yours, a world far away, which in many ways no longer exists.
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The United States Is Not a Nation: The Problem with "National Conservatism"

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/31/2019

The United States is not a nation. From the very beginning it was more of a collection of various nations united by ideas of political unity and by fairly high levels of tolerance for other groups within that union. The US certainly contains nations, but it was never a single nation.

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True Budget Hawks Are Foreign Policy Doves

07/31/2019Power & Market

In adopting a noninterventionist foreign policy which is crucial to restoring constitutional government, it is impossible to be both a budget hawk and a war hawk.

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The Fed Chairman and the Phillips Curve

Blog07/30/2019

The Fed Chairman’s suggestion that the inverse correlation between inflation and unemployment has disappeared reveals that US central bank policymakers were previously employing a bankrupt theoretical framework to navigate the economy.

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The State of Economics Education

EducationStrategy

07/26/2019Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Dr. Liliana Stern discuss the state of economics education on this special live episode of the Human Action Podcast.
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The Fed's Dangerous Game: A Fourth Round of Stimulus in a Single Growth Cycle

Blog07/26/2019

At this point mal-investments and false market signals have been accumulating for many years. The effects can be seen not necessarily in a future "crash" but also in our current weak and declining levels of economic growth.

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The Rise of Woke Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog07/25/2019

It is highly unlikely that Woke Big Business on its own can turn the US into a totalitarian society. Historically speaking, business policies have followed the lead of governments, not the other way around. The state remains the real threat.

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