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Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsEntrepreneurship
In the name of "economic development," San Antonio's government is seeking to seize a thriving business near the Alamo.
SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of Economics
William Röpke, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has made important contributions to Austrian economic analysis. Not surprisingly, he rejected collectivism as a way to organize an economy.
As life expectancy has risen, so have runaway costs. Raising the age won't make Social Security just, prudent, or wise. But cutting federal spending is always the right thing to do.
Money and BanksU.S. Economy
The Federal Reserve has yet to get price increases anywhere near its own arbitrary 2 percent goal, but a mild slowing in growth rates has Biden claiming that price inflation is "falling."
InflationWorld HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking
No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.
The Police StateWorld History
Shortly after hearing about the birth of Jesus, Herod the king tried to have the child murdered. Indeed, Herod's oppressive rule and the predations of the Roman state play a huge role in the Christmas story.
World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology
Why do societies implode into a mass of statism and tyranny? David Gordon finds some answers with philosopher R.G. Collingwood.
U.S. EconomyU.S. History
It's odd for Joe Biden to celebrate an inflation report that still has price inflation growth over 7 percent, especially when real wages are falling and a recession looks more likely every hour.