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Socialism, Capital, and Venezuela's Oil

Blog02/22/2019

The US government clearly wants to invade Venezuela. But oil is likely not a significant reason, in part because Venezuela's oil is hardly the gold mine some think it is.

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Social Justice Warriors: It's Not Just About Economics

02/18/2019Power & Market

Many progressives argue rights to property are arbitrary constructs of an elite and conservative legal system; that there is nothing “natural” or legitimate about them; and that, therefore, they have no special moral status.

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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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Stephen Walt Wants Libertarians To Join Forces with Foreign-Policy Realists

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/31/2019

Disagreements between libertarians and realists are a problem. But in the current interventionist-dominated environment, the disagreements don't strike me as an especially big problem — at least for now.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Socialism: A Doctrine of the Aristocrats

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
The socialist and anti-liberal movements we now face comes to use from intellectuals, aristocrats, and other elites. The "proletariat" has had no role in devising the movements we're told serve the interests of "the people."
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Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2019

One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

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Still Fighting the Last War Against Socialism

01/11/2019Power & Market

Why does socialism keep cropping up, and why people keep falling for something so patently evil and unworkable?

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