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Colonel House and Woodrow Wilson: Paving the Way for War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/29/2017
The alliance between Colonel Edward Mandell House and Woodrow Wilson would prove to be momentous indeed.
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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
As with most famines, it was government meddling that converted the Irish potato famine from a food-production problem into a deadly catastrophe.
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Why Understanding "Roundaboutness" Is so Important

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog03/09/2017
Making production processes more roundabout results in greater production in terms of the quantity produced and a lower cost on a per-unit basis.
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World Power, World Policy, and the United States in 1917

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Like the European powers in the run up to the Great War, the United States was very active in new imperialist adventures.
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The "New Normal" of Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2017
After nine years of unwarranted and irrational monetary policy, some people are taking the current monetary regime as normal and natural.
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1917: Early Moves Toward American Intervention in World War I

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/06/2017
Germans feared American intervention in the war, just as British propagandists moved to push American involvement.
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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.
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John Tamny: Trump's Economics

The FedGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

01/20/2017Audio/Video
John Tamny and Jeff Deist discuss President Trump's economics.
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