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The Quality of Money

Monetary TheoryValue and Exchange

02/07/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Much has been written about the quantity of money and its effects on money’s purchasing power, but the quality of money has been neglected.
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What Is Aggression?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog02/07/2020

Is just aiding and abetting someone in committing an aggressive act a violation of the nonaggression principle? What if you were "just" driving the getaway car?

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We Need More Housing, Not More Rent Control

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice Controls

Blog02/07/2020

Blinded by their zeal to save the masses from the "excesses" of greedy landlords, politicians are ignoring the regulatory state that keeps housing prices on the rise.

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This Austrian Legal Scholar Thought Case Law Was the Key to Limiting State Power

Legal System

Blog02/07/2020

For Eugen Ehrlich, case law—as opposed to legislative law—could be be an effective tool in limiting state power and returning power to nonstate institutions.

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What’s Next for the Virginia Sanctuary Movement?

Blog02/06/2020

The protest movements by gun-ownership-rights activists in Virginia still faces an uphill battle. But it may be the best battle to choose, since it would be a mistake to put faith in the courts.

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Intellectual Property: Innovation Should Serve Consumers, Not Producers

Protectionism and Free TradeEntrepreneurship

Blog02/06/2020

Innovations aren't very useful unless they serve consumers in the marketplace. Otherwise, we're pursuing innovation for its own sake, and that isn't progress.

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The State of the Union: An Annual Reminder of Inevitable Default

02/05/2020Power & Market

The political equivalent of Crystal Pepsi, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have given up their long-standing façade of budgetary restraint.

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Brexit Voters Aren't As "Irrational" As Their Opponents Think

Global EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/05/2020

Some anti-Brexit pundits tried to frame the Brexit debate as one of savvy economics-minded people against economic illiterates. These people missed the point.

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