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We're Getting Poorer: Price Inflation Grew Faster than Wages Again in September

U.S. Economy

Blog10/13/2022

There are only painful options for bringing price inflation under control at this point, and that's all thanks to the Fed's creation of countless bubbles and malinvestments over the past decade. 

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We Need Truth and Beauty

DemocracyProgressivismAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

Blog10/11/2022

Being right is not enough. Economics must appeal both to truth and beauty, which are inescapably linked.

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We Are Not the Government, but America Is No Longer Anything More than the Government

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/04/2022

In this politicized age, being an American means little more than being subject to the federal government. Yet, as Rothbard noted, we are not "the government," but rather people who are part of like communities, which we should celebrate.

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When Class Identity Overpowers Other Identities: Some Lessons from Slavery

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/03/2022

While identity politics based on race and gender dominate the political landscape, we forget that class interests can be a powerful tool to bring people together for a cause.

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What Drove the Industrial Revolution in Britain? It Wasn't Slavery

World History

Blog09/30/2022

Some claim that slavery was the main reason for the success of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, but the answer lies elsewhere.

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What Economics Is

The EntrepreneurAustrian Economics Overview

Blog09/20/2022

Learning economics is fundamentally about gaining economic literacy so we can better understand the world we are part of. The real world, not the invented world we find in formalized models.

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War and Competition between States

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2022

"War acknowledges no limit to the sacrifices which [the state] may demand of a nation, and governments must necessarily have an equal power of compelling those sacrifices."

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When "Decolonialization" Creates More Problems than It Allegedly Solves

World History

Blog09/16/2022

The academic and political buzzword today is "decolonialization," but what happens when good laws are discarded on the flimsy basis that they were established during a colonial era?

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