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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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A Torrent of Laws

Legal System

10/24/2019Books
But how do we tell how many laws are too many, and which ones are pernicious?
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Artificial Intelligence and Super-Powered Economic Errors

Global Economy

Blog09/23/2019

Kai-Fu Lee’s new book AI Superpowers offers many insights into the development of of AI, but too much of the book is spent chasing economic phantoms.

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Austrian Economics Can Help Investors Look Beyond Short-Term Thinking

Blog08/17/2019

Francsico García Paramés notes that economists who focus on near-term forecasting are generally useless to investors. But principles of Austrian economists — and a long-term view in general — can provide insights outside the mainstream.

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Austrian-Style Entrepreneurship Explains Much of China’s Growth

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/22/2019

For centuries, entrepreneurial talents in China were diverted to military wars, political struggles, and government services. But now things are changing.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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A Better Red: The Transition from Communism to Coca-Cola in Romania

Big GovernmentWorld History

04/13/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the newly freed former communist states welcomed companies like Coca-Cola, which brought both capital and managerial skill to economies ruined by communism.
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A Free-Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold Standard

04/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"The power to issue money was essential for the finance of the government … in order to give to government access to the tap where it can draw the money it needs by manufacturing it."
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