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Africa's Socialism Is Keeping it Poor

Socialism

Blog11/02/2019

Socialism was sold to Africans as the antidote to the legacy of colonial occupiers. But it was the African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

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The Fed Looks Increasingly Concerned About Liquidity and Growth — Even If it Says Otherwise

The Fed has cut its key target interest rate, and has cut interest paid on reserves, all while injecting more liquidity into banks. This is not a confident Fed.

11/02/2019Power & Market
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How School Districts Put Politics Before Children

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2019

School boards are political institutions often more interested in social policy than in education.

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Currency Debasement and Social Collapse

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismMoney and Banking

11/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
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Six Graphs Showing Just How Much the Government Has Grown

Blog11/01/2019

Given the ongoing growth of government taxation, spending, and regulation, it should be abundantly clear that we are hardly living in an age of "market fundamentalism" as so many leftists and conservatives claim.

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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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The Power of Self-Ownership

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/01/2019

Bodily integrity and self-ownership supplement each other: they do not compete for our allegiance.

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Do IP Laws Promote Innovation? Empirical Evidence Suggests the Opposite.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/01/2019

Proponents claim intellectual property laws are necessary to promote scientific and artistic innovation. Empirical evidence suggests the opposite is true. 

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