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We're Told Americans Have No Free Time, Yet We're Watching More than Four Hours of TV Per Day

12/06/2019Power & Market

If this data is correct, then the anecdotal evidence just doesn't add up, and it's simply not the case that people don't have time to do anything other than work, eat some fast food, and then do it all over again.

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We Don't Need Sunday "Blue Laws"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/05/2019

Advocates for "blue laws" want to impose more laws on shopkeepers. These moral crusaders should instead start by setting a good example, and stop watching football games, ordering pizzas, or filling up on gas on Sunday.

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Who Is on the Shortlist to Lead the Bank of England?

12/05/2019Power & Market

British politics could potentially be very different next year, but a recent shortlist of candidates to replace Mark Carney doesn't provide much hope for Austrians. 

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What Venezuela Needs for a Prosperous Future

Blog12/04/2019

Political and economic salvation for Venezuela can come only from the Venezuelan people themselves. They cannot be “forced to be free.”

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Word, Action, and Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/29/2019Articles of Interest
An essential aspect of the Mengerian-Misesian tradition — the emphasis that it puts on the entrepreneurial character of all human action, that is, its inherent entanglement with the problems of scarcity and uncertainty.
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When Nassim Taleb Channels Ludwig von Mises

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog11/28/2019

Jeff Deist pithily describes Taleb’s prose as “Rothbard meets Hayek.” But Taleb shares some ideas in common with Ludwig von Mises as well.

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Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Very Useful

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/22/2019

Behavioral economists are masters of comparing apples to oranges and dressing up incorrect statements in fancy language and mathematics.

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WeWork's IPO Disaster and the Problem of Easy Money

The EntrepreneurFinancial Markets

Blog11/18/2019

When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.

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