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The Economics of the Extended Family: From Risk Management to Human Capital

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/03/2021

Extended families have long functioned to provide alternatives to the state in terms of risk sharing and mutual aid. Other economic benefits include the refinement of human capital and economies of scale.

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A Libertarian Approach to Disputed Land Titles

Property Rights

Blog06/03/2021

Rothbard gives us the rough foundation of justice, but only common law juries—temporalized and local—can fill in the gaps.

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The Fed's Policies since the 2020 Coronavirus Panic

The FedInflation

Blog06/02/2021

Since the corona panic, the Fed has bought a ton of government bonds, but it's also started buying corporate bonds, has abolished reserve requirements, redefined their M1 measure, and switched to average inflation targeting.

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Entrepreneurs Are Motivated by Profit, Not Risk

The Entrepreneur

Blog06/02/2021

A capitalist never chooses that investment in which, according to his understanding of the future, the danger of losing his input is smallest. He chooses that investment in which he expects to make the highest possible profits.

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The Abuse of Public Debt—and How It Sets the Stage for Economic Disaster

U.S. History

The majority of economists, who assume recent historical trends will continue forever, forget that nonlinearity in economics means that cause-and-effect relationships can remain dormant for a long time, only to manifest themselves with unusual force later on.

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The Case of Joe Rogan: Vaccine Policy and Freedom of Speech

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/01/2021

For politically "sensitive" subjects, authorities do not accept deviations from their official story. This deleterious...

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Private Security Isn't Enough: Why America Needs Militias

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/01/2021

Private security tends to provide its services to the highest bidder. And you know that almost always ends up being the regime itself. Corn farmers just can’t cut the same kinds of checks that tax farmers can.

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Why Are Progressives Obsessed with the Transgender Policies at the College of the Ozarks?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog05/31/2021

Anyone considering going to the very conservative College of the Ozarks knows what he's getting into. Yet the Biden administration has launched a war on this tiny college in the name of "equality" for transgendered students who have no reason to ever set foot there.

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