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Mises the Decentralist Hero

StrategyPolitical Theory

01/28/2020Audio/Video
Opposition to decentralization in government often arises out of fear. Most people have been indoctrinated into the idea that a large centralized state can better prevent bad things from happening.
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Markets Provide Guns Despite Government Restrictions

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog01/28/2020

In spite of all kinds of restrictions and red tape, consumer demand for firearms remains high, and the industry has found a way to meet that demand — through "80 percent lower receivers."

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The Left's Plan to Make Cities More Powerful

SocialismStrategy

01/28/2020The Austrian
Why both urban and rural regions should be self-governing: "As long as people with strong preferences are clustered conveniently into different jurisdictions, decentralization can, at least in theory, increase the number of people who are satisfied with government policy."
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The True Costs of Bad Economists, Explained

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/28/2020

In terms of economics, what currently is should be of very little importance: what matters, and that we should seek to understand, is the process that brought it about and that will create what will be in its place.

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The Folly of Economic "Stabilization"

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog01/27/2020

Shortcomings in the government's handling of monetary matters, of credit expansion, and the disastrous consequences of lowering the rate of interest gave birth to the ideas which finally generated the slogan "stabilization."

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The Medicaid Expansion Cheat

Health

Blog01/27/2020

Proponents of Medicaid expansion pioneered new ways of covering up the true costs of a government program.

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After November Surge, Money Supply Growth Slows in December

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney Supply

Blog01/27/2020

During December 2019, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 5.53 percent. That's down from November's rate of 5.9 percent, but was up from December 2018's rate of 3.90 percent.

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Argentina’s "Emergency Law" Just Means More of the Same

Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2020

Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.

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