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How Economists Destroyed Pre-World War II Germany

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMonetary Theory

Blog05/22/2017
Monetary history proves that no nation can afford to treat economic theory with contempt.
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How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryPricesPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
In many places, rent growth means more housing is badly needed. Unfortunately, local governments are working hard to limit the supply of housing.
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How Government Meddles in Your Easter Chocolate

Big Government

Blog04/14/2017
Thanks to protectionism, consumers in the West pay higher prices for chocolate — and African workers get lower wages.
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Hugh Hewitt Throws a Tantrum About the Austrian School (and Much More)

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/14/2017
Hugh Hewitt believes that federal law must cancel out local self-government always and everywhere. In some cases, he blames the Austrians.
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How Bad Entrepreneurial Judgment Killed Half-Life 3

The EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

Blog01/17/2017

A lack of entrepreneurial and managerial direction prevented Valve from coordinating enough to focus on developing a new Half-Life.

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Has the CIA Been Politicized?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog12/22/2016

The CIA, a tax-supported government-created organization, will always be "politicized" and seek to increase its own power and wealth.

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How Unions Used Licensing to Crush Ethnic Barbershops

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/21/2016

Barbering offered a living wage to many Italian-Americans and blacks during the 19th century. Thus, a labor union stepped in to put an end to that.

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