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The Praxeological Origins of the Price System

CoordinationFree MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog09/02/2022

Commodity money isn't a government creation, as so many believe. It has a definite praxeological foundation.

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The "Experts" Still Aren't Giving Up on Vaccine Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

"Given our current knowledge about COVID-19, the CDC can no longer justify a vaccine mandate at present based on protecting the public from unvaccinated people."

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The Story of War and Peace in the Currency Markets

The FedInflationWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/29/2022

The value of the US dollar has risen during the Ukraine war. If peace breaks out, the dollar might be one of its casualties.

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The Mali Empire: An African Story of Gold and Greatness

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog08/27/2022

The Mali Empire flourished as a trading center and gold-producing region from the late Middle Ages into the mid-seventeenth century.

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Taking Stock of the Assets We Have (and We Have a Lot of Them)

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog08/27/2022

While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.

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The Acadian Community: An Anarcho-Capitalist Success Story

AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History

Blog08/26/2022

Before it was destroyed by British aggression in 1755, the Acadian community in Nova Scotia provided a window into an anarcho-capitalist society that was cohesive and successful.

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The African Slave Trade Wouldn't Have Been Possible without African Elites

World History

Blog08/26/2022

Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.

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Trapped by Imperialist Leviathans: The Case for Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/25/2022

When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.

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