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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

U.S. History

Blog08/27/2019

The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.

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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2019

In 1986, eight governors threatened to veto deployments of state troops to Central America. Washington generals and politicians responded by further destroying state independence and the Second Amendment's militia clause.

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Why Joe Biden Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate

Blog08/15/2019

The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.

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Why Roddy Piper Was Too Rowdy in 'They Live'

Media and CultureStrategy

08/14/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy analyzes John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live , starring Roddy Piper.
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Why the Dollar Rules the World — And Why Its Reign Could End

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

The US dollar came to rule the world in the wake of two world wars. But back then, the dollar's hegemony was based on a solid foundation of savings and capital accumulation. But today, the dollar's growth is based on huge piles of debt.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Wage Earners and Employers

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic principle of capitalism is that it is mass production to supply the masses. Big business serves the many.
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What Mises and Hayek Thought About Fractional Reserve Banking

Blog07/05/2019

When we understand how Mises thought (in principle) newly mined gold could conceivably set in motion the boom-bust cycle, it becomes crystal clear that he thought any amount of newly-issued fiduciary media — i.e., a credit expansion — would do the same.

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