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Peaceful Market Exchange—Not Politics—Harnesses the Value of Diversity

Free MarketsMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog3 hours ago

Whether diversity is a social benefit depends on whether it creates excuses to fight each other for special treatment. Politicizing our differences is far more likely to make diversity a source of conflict.

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from Only Two Metro Areas

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog3 hours ago

Just two metro areas in Virginia reported more homicides than all the rest of the state combined.

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Why Bad GDP Metrics Lead to Bad Policy

Booms and Busts

Blog8 hours ago

Our flawed economic measure called GDP leads to a flawed and skewed view of the economy in which consumer spending is the most important metric.

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The Limits of Economic Calculation

Calculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog01/21/2020

It is possible to determine in terms of money prices the sum of the income or the wealth of a number of people. But it is nonsensical to reckon national income or national wealth.

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Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Wants Sound Money—and Lots of It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/21/2020

Judy Shelton may be a tolerable—at least to Republicans—candidate for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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A World Without Entrepreneurs

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/21/2020

Entrepreneurs are the reason consumers have come to expect new gains and innovations in products and services every year. Without entrepreneurs, we'd still be using rotary phones.

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Hans Hoppe in Arabic

01/21/2020Power & Market

 Two books by Hans Hoppe have been translated into Arabic and are attracting a wide audience.

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How to Avoid Secular Stagnation

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog01/21/2020

In order to remove the threat of secular stagnation what is required is to shrink government outlays and to close all the loopholes for the creation of money out of thin air.

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