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The West Was Never Really an Enemy of Soviet Communism

The Police StateWorld History

Blog3 hours ago

In his new book Judgment in Moscow, Vladimir Bukovsky claims the spirit of the Bolsheviks was never really destroyed. And it has been kept alive with Western help. 

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Yes, Taxation Is Theft

Taxes and Spending

Blog8 hours ago

The government may claim that it needs the funds to provide essential social services: are the poor to be left to starve? But these assertions do not justify its policy of forcible seizure.

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Intellectual Property as the New Guild System

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog8 hours ago

Even if one strongly believes that IP laws are essential for creativity, it is difficult to justify the expansion of IP protections that have taken place in recent decades.

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It's Trump vs. the Deep State vs. the Rest of Us

Bureaucracy and RegulationWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/14/2019

Even The New York Times now admits there is a deep state — and that it serves its own agenda while ignoring the elected civilian government.

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How Entrepreneurs Build the World

EducationThe EntrepreneurSocialism

11/14/2019The Austrian
Prof. Bylund discusses his native Sweden, and why we can't understand economics without understanding the entrepreneur, and how the entrepreneur is absolutely central and essential to a growing economy.
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Budget Deficits, not "Neoliberalism," Are To Blame for Argentina’s Crisis

Blog11/14/2019

Socialists contend that Argentina's economic woes were caused by too much "neoliberalism." Yet not even Argentina's alleged neoliberal president Macri did anything to implement any significant reforms in the direction of free markets.

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Keynes on Eugenics, Race, and Population Control

World History

Blog11/14/2019

Keynes's Malthusianism indicates that he had a defective understanding of the division of labor and the law of returns. Beyond that, his population policies reveal the totalitarianism inherent in the Keynesian vision.

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How Austrian Economics Helps Entrepreneurs Understand The Mind Of The Customer

Value lies largely in the mind of the consumer, and the task of the entrepreneur is to try to understand consumers’ feelings and preferences and to provide a product or service in line with what the consumer wants.

11/14/2019Power & Market
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