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The Institute Is 100 Percent Privately, Voluntarily Funded. Will You Contribute to Our Effort?

Blog10/01/2021

When someone is exposed to the ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and the Austrian school, there is no looking at the world the same way again. Help us spread the word!

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Can a Libertarian Work at a Public University?

Labor and Wages

Blog10/01/2021

In real life, the labor market includes government employers. So the fundamental question is whether or not a laborer can morally seek out the highest wage offered by all employers.

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The Debt Ceiling: An Affectionate History

U.S. History

Blog10/01/2021

The debt ceiling served an important historical purpose. It continues to serve this purpose today. Raising it without limit is not necessary and is a dangerous precedent.

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How the "Respectable" Media Serves the Political Elite

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/30/2021

"American media are divided into “respectable” and “non-respectable” media. Respectable media, which are the only ones that are read by the American political elite, and presumably are all that filters down to European readers, are completely biased in favor of social democracy." — Murray...

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Join Us in the Battle of Ideas by Doubling Your Gift Today!

Blog09/30/2021

“Covid,” “global warming,” “overpopulation,” “domestic extremism”—the crisis may change, but the playbook remains the same. But we can change the outcome.

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Defaulting on the Debt Is the Moral Thing to Do

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2021

Raising the debt limit will only delay the inevitable while courting fiscal and monetary chaos: higher interest rates, cuts to social programs, a declining dollar, and price inflation. 

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"The Great Reset" Is the Road to Socialism Mises Warned Us About

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog09/30/2021

Just as Mises warned, interventionism succeeded where communism failed, successfully toppling governments around the world that never had true respect for property rights.

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It's Not Good Enough to "Look at the Data"

Money and Banks

Blog09/30/2021

Data analysis can establish some information about correlations. But good thinking about causation only comes from sound logical economic theory. 

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