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GDP Is a Tool of Politics, Not Economics

U.S. Economy

10/18/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The author sees GDP as superior to all currently available alternatives of measuring growth. But, that is not a reason for continuing to use it.
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Gary Cohn is Concerned about Wall Street Clearinghouses – Blockchain is Already Fixing it

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2017
Helping de-escalate the risk of third party exchanges is, of course, simply one of the many potential applications for blockchain.
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George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

10/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
What Garet Garrett called a "complex of vaunting and fear" has been the hallmark of the American Empire, and previous empires.
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Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog09/21/2017
The pain and suffering currently being felt is the direct result of government policy and the perverse incentives of crony capitalism.
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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.
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Germany's New Political Party Is Just Another Big-Government Party

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/30/2017
Germany's newest political party once held a banner for free markets. Unfortunately, it's been lately moving very much in the wrong direction.
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Grant Statehood to America's Core Cities

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017

City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/23/2017
High-crime countries like Brazil and Venezuela employ draconian gun-control laws. Law-abiding citizens are thus often left defenseless.
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