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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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Free Lori Loughlin and All Political Prisoners

Legal System

Lori Loughlin has been brave enough to defy the government. For that, she should be celebrated for refusing to bow down before “that coldest of all cold monsters, the state.”

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Central Banks May be Enabling Unhealthy Corporate Buyouts

Rather than increase efficiency and profitability, corporate managers look for easy ways to increase their salaries through leveraged buyouts. And central banks have a key role in making this easier and more common.

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Getting Libertarianism Right

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Hoppe sees the fundamental difference between the worldviews of Left and Right: The Right accepts the reality of human differences but the Left does not.

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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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Lange, Mises and Praxeology: The Retreat from Marxism

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/19/2019

Oskar Lange was a Marxist economist and intellectual opponent of Mises. Late in his career, he sought to merge praxeology and Marxism. 

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How Government Spending Hurts the Economy

Blog01/25/2019

The lack of spending during a shutdown wouldn't be a problem if the government hadn't already extracted so much wealth from the private sector to begin with.

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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/23/2019

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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