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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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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

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Abolishing the Police Won't Mean Abolishing State Violence

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog06/15/2020

The Left believes that we need the state to force people to act in line with "social justice." This means that somebody must force compliance with state edicts, even if those people aren't called "police."

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Why Economists Are So Often Accused of Being Indifferent to Social Problems

Blog06/13/2020

Economists are often accused of being insensitive or unconcerned about social problems, because we try to consider all the costs and benefits, both short term and long term. This often means that we are skeptical of the popular quick political fix.

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