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The Greatest of Modern Demagogues

Friedrich Hayek called Franklin Roosevelt "the greatest of modern demagogues."

10 hours agoPower & Market
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When the Communists Abolished the Weekend

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog10 hours ago

By abolishing the weekend, the Soviets were in one move able to strike a blow against both families and religious institutions. All that was left was the state — and state-mandated labor.

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Don't Thank Government Officials for Progress in Sanitation and Life Expectancy

World History

Blog12/09/2019

Government officials have often stood in the way of scientific progress.

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Easy-Money Policies Don't Solve the Problem of Idle Resources

Blog12/07/2019

Loose monetary policy can get people to use idle resources. But this new economic activity will likely be in the service of bubble industries that don't create real wealth. Moreover, these bubbles create many idle resources of their own when the bust comes.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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Why this Boom Could Keep Going Well Beyond 2019

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog12/07/2019

As long as there is still room for pushing the market interest rate down even further, the chances are reasonably good that the boom continues, and that the bust will be postponed into the future.

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My Path to the Austrian School of Economics

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog12/06/2019

There is no more stopping the Mises School. And when the truth finally wins out, because only what is true can also work smoothly in the long run, then the hour of the Austrian School of Economics will have come.

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The Communism of Broadway and Hollywood

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog12/06/2019

It is noteworthy to remember that no other American milieu was more enthusiastic in the endorsement of communism than that of Hollywood.

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