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PoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade
When he was president, Donald Trump raised tariff rates, promising it would revitalize American production. It was a costly boondoggle.
Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy
The president's SOTU speech has become an annual presentation of a new set of White House lies. But official Washington believes it is worse to publicly boo false statements than to make them.
Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism
Anticapitalist politicians claim intervention can "level the playing field," but when we look closely, we realize that government itself creates the imbalances.
The FedMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory
Monetary authorities have come up with numerous clever ways of measuring money. However, they are unable even to define money, much less measure it.
Money and Banks
Now would be a great time to stop pretending that the financial sector is "free market" or that price inflation and cost-of-living surges are somehow all the fault of "capitalism."
Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange
The roots of Austrian economics go back to the great theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, whose view of what constitutes a good was a prototype of Menger's pathbreaking theory of the good.
War and Foreign Policy
Even though there has been organized opposition to US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, whoever is in the White House—this time Joe Biden—continues to support this destructive conflict.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWorld History
As the history of large states shows very well, choosing security without freedom leads to losing both rights and peace.