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Murray Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression and Its Importance Today

Book ReviewsBooms and BustsAustrian Economics Overview


Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression is the essential book to read for those wanting to understand the economic issues we face today.

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Money Supply Growth Went Negative for the Third Month in a Row, and Is Near a Thirty-Five-Year Low

U.S. HistoryMoney Supply


With negative growth now dipping below –5 percent, money-supply contraction is approaching the biggest declines we've seen in the past thirty-five years.

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Making Nonsense from Sense: Debunking Neo-Calvinist Economic Thought

Free MarketsPhilosophySocialism


Neo-Calvinist economic thought claims that prices and private property cause scarcity. However, they provide no methodology for their claims.

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Mill at a Loss

ProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology


Murray Rothbard was no fan of John Stuart Mill's philosophy and neither is Philip Kitcher. However, there is a huge divide in how Rothbard and Kitcher view Mill.

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Money versus Monetary Policy

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange


Money is simple. The political program of monetary "policy" is not.

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Meanwhile in Yemen, the US Government Supplies Weapons to Continue the Carnage

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Most Americans are not aware of the conflict in Yemen or the US role in a war that continues to kill and maim the innocent. It's time to change that.

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Managing Money Is as Important as Making It: The Sad Case of Athletes Going Broke

StrategyTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurship


The recent case of retired megastar Usain Bolt losing millions of dollars to bad investments highlights the importance of sound money management.

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More Recession Signs: Money Supply Growth Went Negative Again in December

Money Supply


The fact the money supply is actually shrinking serves as just one more indicator that the so-called soft landing promised by the Federal Reserve is unlikely to be a reality. 

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