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The Greatest of Modern Demagogues

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

12/09/2019Power & Market
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The Austrian Entrepreneur Versus the Romanticized Entrepreneur

Blog11/05/2019

Many entrepreneurs go into the marketplace with romantic and abstract notions of how markets work. But there's nothing romantic or abstract about the losses incurred by failed entrepreneurs. 

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The Power of Self-Ownership

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/01/2019

Bodily integrity and self-ownership supplement each other: they do not compete for our allegiance.

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The Limits of Social Spending as a Driver of Economic Equality

Blog10/30/2019

The more widespread social programs become, the more they tend to undermine the social interactions and exchanges necessary to build wealth. 

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The World's Least-Free Countries Reveal Just How Much "Socialism Sucks"

Blog10/12/2019

When socialists held up Venezuela in the 2000s, the message was, ‘See, we told you so; socialism works!’ but when failure happened, the message changed to, “No, wait — that’s not real socialism!’

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The Trade "War" Is Only Making War on Our Freedoms

Blog09/27/2019

Governments love to use war analogies, framing themselves as the heroes fighting the bad guys. But when it comes to trade wars, governments are the bad guys, and individuals are the victims.

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There's Nothing Natural About Socialism

Socialism

Blog09/13/2019

Democratic socialists are committed to destroying the voluntary and naturally-occurring relationships that develop in the marketplace among consenting human beings. They do it through relentless wealth redistribution programs.

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The Failure of Global Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

08/05/2019The Austrian
Despite the manifest failure of the liberal hegemony program, its neoconservative advocates have retained their influence. They are rarely called to account for their mistakes, but continue to be treated as if they are experts.
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