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France's Protests: Why It's Different This Time

Blog01/24/2019

The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.

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Fire the Fed?

01/21/2019Power & Market

By firing Powell, President Trump would once and for all dispel the myth that the Federal Reserve is free from political interference.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The "Four Freedoms" Speech

U.S. History

Blog01/17/2019

In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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Forerunners of the Austrian School: The French Liberal School

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

12/15/2018Audio/Video
Although often neglected by the English-speaking world, the French Liberal School of the nineteenth century has long provided a robust foundation for modern laissez-faire economics and the pro-freedom ideology we now sometimes call libertarianism.
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Fed Report Says Millennials Are Poorer than Other Generations — But Fed Policies Made It Happen

Global EconomyLabor and WagesU.S. History

Blog12/10/2018

The Fed tells us that the Millennials are less wealthy and lower-income than others. But the Fed ignores its own role in stifling wealth growth among the young.

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Frank S. Meyer: The Fusionist as Libertarian

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

12/08/2018Articles of Interest
Rothbard examines conservatism by using as a fulcrum and analysis of the views of the leading conservative fusionist, Frank S. Meyer.
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