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Austrian School vs. Law & Economics on Air Pollution

The EnvironmentOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/01/2019

The standard Austrian approach to air pollution and regulation rejects the bean-counting of winners and losers, and instead embraces a property rights approach.

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Are Structural Fluctuations Natural or Policy-Induced? Analyzing Mises's and Schumpeter's Contributions to Business Cycle Theory

Business Cycles

10/29/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
A closer look at differences between Mises's and Schumpeter's economic theories suggests that their fundamental divergences have their origin in methodological and epistemological questions.
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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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A Torrent of Laws

Legal System

10/24/2019Books
But how do we tell how many laws are too many, and which ones are pernicious?
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Argentina: A Country Caught in an Endless Loop of Financial Crises

Blog10/23/2019

Although Argentinians mean well, they cannot seem to break free of an endless loop of crises causes by expansions of the welfare state and deficit spending.

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Abolish the Tampon Tax, Even If It's What SJWs Want

Blog10/22/2019

The SJWs protesting the so-called "tampon tax" are doing so for rather questionable reasons. But if they're going to argue that taxes are a bad thing, we shouldn't stop them.

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All Human Beings — Not Just Capitalists — Are Self-Interested

Blog10/22/2019

Economists don't claim that self-interest is a moral good. They simply recognize it's an important part of human nature, and that government and social institutions must be designed for the human beings that actually exist — callous self-interest and all.

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A Man for Many Seasons

Biographies

10/18/2019Books
Henry Hazlitt, author, journalist, editor, reviewer, economist, has gained renown in at least three areas: as a popularizer of sound economic thinking, as a critic of John Maynard Keynes, and as a contributor to moral philosophy.
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