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The Fight for Liberty and the Beltway Barbarians

Strategy

Blog02/07/2020

Are we emphasizing “the negative”? In a sense, yes, but what else are we to stress when our values, our principles, our very being are under attack from a relentless foe?

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The Quality of Money

Monetary TheoryValue and Exchange

02/07/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Much has been written about the quantity of money and its effects on money’s purchasing power, but the quality of money has been neglected.
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This Austrian Legal Scholar Thought Case Law Was the Key to Limiting State Power

Legal System

Blog02/07/2020

For Eugen Ehrlich, case law—as opposed to legislative law—could be be an effective tool in limiting state power and returning power to nonstate institutions.

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The State of the Union: An Annual Reminder of Inevitable Default

02/05/2020Power & Market

The political equivalent of Crystal Pepsi, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have given up their long-standing façade of budgetary restraint.

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The State Owns You: The Problem with "National Service"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/01/2020

All arguments in favor of mandatory service rest on the idea that an individual's life belongs not to him- or herself, but to the state.

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The Era of Boom and Bust Isn't Over

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog01/31/2020

Central banks have done nothing to end the boom-and-bust cycle. Instead, their unscrupulous interventions in credit markets just prolong the boom. But it's a huge mistake to assume that bringing market interest rates to zero will create a perpetual boom.

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The Pretense of Intuition

01/30/2020Power & Market
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The State Is a Predator. It Can't Be Used to Achieve Libertarian Ends

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2020

In portraying the state as an integral part of economy and society, advocates of "state capacity libertarianism" ignore the state's unique political, i.e., predatory, nature.

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