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Democracy without Foundations

AntipoliticsCapitalismDemocracy

Blog09/09/2022

David Gordon continues his critical look at Jedediah Purdy's book, Two Cheers for Politics.

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Does Reducing Unemployment through Government Spending Boost the Economy?

Booms and BustsKeynesUnemployment

Blog09/06/2022

The standard Keynesian play is to increase government spending in order to reduce unemployment and increase economic growth. Here's why it consistently fails.

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Defining and Defending Freedom

The Mises Institute has worked for more than four decades to advance one purpose: the cause of economic freedom in academia and public life. The two comments on our work that I hear most often are: (1) you guys are doing a great job, and (2) it is not working.

On the first point, I can...

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Do We Want Real Tax Cuts? How About Cutting Government Spending?

KeynesTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/31/2022

Keynesians claim that tax cuts are good because they help increase consumer spending. But here's why this doesn't matter.

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Do Tariffs Create Prosperity? Challenging the Populist Right on Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog08/05/2022

Populists on the right (and left) are claiming that American prosperity came about because of high protective tariffs. But political rhetoric can't replace sound economics.

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Despite Our Own Inflation, the Dollar Dominance Takes Down the Yen and Euro

Central BanksInflation

Blog08/04/2022

Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD.

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Divine Monarchy: Exploitative or Beneficial?

Property RightsWorld History

Blog07/29/2022

While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.

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