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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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Abolish the Tampon Tax, Even If It's What SJWs Want

Blog10/22/2019

The SJWs protesting the so-called "tampon tax" are doing so for rather questionable reasons. But if they're going to argue that taxes are a bad thing, we shouldn't stop them.

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Austrian School vs. “Law & Economics" on Product Safety

Bureaucracy and RegulationOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2019

A look at the differences between the Austrian School and the "Law & Economics" tradition, with respect to product safety regulation.

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August Money-Supply Growth Rate Falls to 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog09/19/2019

The money supply growth rate fell in August, dropping to a 150-month low.  To find a lower growth rate, we need to go back to August 2007, when the rate was 1.59 percent.

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A Rothbardian Take on Negative Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

Joe Weisenthal is questioning whether people should be able to deposit their money in a checking account and be paid interest on it — Rothbardians have been saying that for decades. 

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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

Legal System

Blog08/13/2019

Federal criminal prosecutions ought to be abolished and left to the states. But until that happens, abolishing the federal death penalty is a good place to start.

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American Interventionists Hurt the Cause of Freedom in Venezuela

Blog05/01/2019

By threatening the Venezuelan regime and imposing sanctions, the US has only inflamed Venezuelan nationalism, while providing the regime with a convenient scapegoat.

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Austerity Works — When the Market Is Freed

Blog04/15/2019

Austerity need not be painful when the contraction of the public sector is accompanied by the expansion of the private sector. Thus, the real solution lies in fostering more progress in entrepreneurship and private ownership.

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