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Argentina's Destructive Cycle of Economic Populism

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog10 hours ago

Anti-market activists in Argentina try to blame the country's economic woes on markets, but the populist movement of Peronism is what has doomed the country to endless cycles of economic and monetary crises.

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After Years of Decline, Competition in Banking Finally Grows Again

Money and Banks

Blog11/13/2019

As government-created barriers to entry rise and fall, so does competition in the banking sector.

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A Deeply Flawed History of the Austrian School

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/12/2019The Austrian
Wasserman has brought to light substantial archival material on the background of the Austrian school. But his conclusions are deeply flawed, a s Wasserman is beyond his depth when he writes about theoretical issues.
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Argentina Votes for More Inflation, Spending, and Economic Instability

Money and Banks

Blog11/11/2019

Argentinians have voted again for the policies that led to the 2014 financial crisis, and many crises before it. The regime remains inflationary and committed to big spending.

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As Gun Owners Look to Nullify Gun Laws, "Sanctuary" Isn't Just for Immigrants

Blog11/07/2019

From Oregon to Rhode Island, counties and municipalities have announced they will not enforce various state and federal gun laws.

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Africa's Socialism Is Keeping it Poor

Socialism

Blog11/02/2019

Socialism was sold to Africans as the antidote to the legacy of colonial occupiers. But it was the African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

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Austrian School vs. Law & Economics on Air Pollution

The EnvironmentOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/01/2019

The standard Austrian approach to air pollution and regulation rejects the bean-counting of winners and losers, and instead embraces a property rights approach.

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Are Structural Fluctuations Natural or Policy-Induced? Analyzing Mises's and Schumpeter's Contributions to Business Cycle Theory

Business Cycles

10/29/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
A closer look at differences between Mises's and Schumpeter's economic theories suggests that their fundamental divergences have their origin in methodological and epistemological questions.
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