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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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Can a Commodity-Money Economy Co-Exist with a Fiat-Money Economy?

Just as unilateral free trade results in a more solid economy for the countries that adopt it — even within an international economy of protectionism in other countries — so would a commodity-money based economy surrounded by fiat-money economies.

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California’s Feminist Corporate Coup

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/25/2018

This latest attack on corporate sovereignty will drive companies and jobs out of California.

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Credit Expansion Squanders Capital

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

As the credit expansion turns to bust, many capital goods remain unused, many investment processes cannot be completed, and capital goods produced are used in a manner not originally foreseen. A large portion of society’s scarce resources has been squandered.

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Cuba Denuclearized in 1962 — Why Continue the Embargo?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/25/2018

President Trump is saying that the U.S. government will lift economic sanctions against North Korea if it “denuclearizes.” Cuba denuclearized in 1962. 

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Carl Menger vs. Gustav Schmoller and the Socialists of the Chair

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/01/2018

The debate on method between Menger and Schmoller was useful for the clarification of the differences between theoretical and applied economic research.

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Capital As a Form of Charity

Labor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog11/13/2017
Both fact and logic seem to support the view that savings invested in privately owned economic tools of production amount to an act of charity.
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Come, You Masters of War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/07/2017
Andrew Bacevich is not optimistic that the American state's drive for constant war will end soon.
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