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The Coming Schism in the Evangelical Voting Bloc

DemocracyPhilosophy

Blog08/02/2021

What is the modern state? The answer to this question will—and perhaps already has—split the once unified white evangelical voting bloc.

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Good Economic Theory Is Always Grounded in the Real World

Money and Banks

Blog07/31/2021

The real world should always be regarded as the best foundation for an economic theory. Yet many mainstream economists think it's fine to ground economic theory in unrealistic assumptions about human behavior. 

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We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog07/30/2021

Often, when the “smash the state” position is invoked—especially among those less familiar with the state as an institution—further investigation often reveals a dangerous lack of precision about what exactly the state is.

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The Q2 Impact Report Is Here

Blog07/30/2021

The warmer months have been busy at the Mises Institute. Check out what we've accomplished with your help!

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Toilet Paper Rolls Are Getting Smaller. Blame the Fed.

World History

Blog07/30/2021

When confronted by reporters about the size of their toilet sheet squares, a spokeswoman suggested it was the result of "innovations" allowing "consumers to, basically, wipe their butts more efficiently."

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1789: The Electoral College Meets for the First Time

U.S. History

Blog07/29/2021

The Federalists further solidified their victory with the selection of the vice president in the electoral college. They double-crossed John Hancock, instead choosing John Adams who wanted maximum power for the new executive branch. 

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Recession and Recovery: W.H. Hutt’s View

Booms and Busts

Blog07/29/2021

What happens during a depression? Should we expect it to end, or can an economy remain stuck at the bottom?

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Private Investment Is the Answer to Declining Postindustrial Towns

Free MarketsProperty RightsU.S. History

Blog07/29/2021

Many people want the state to take the lead in revitalizing run-down towns. How does this make sense, when it is private industry that conceived these towns in the first place?

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