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The Hindenburg Program of 1916: A Central Experiment in Wartime Planning

Big GovernmentWorld History

01/06/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The totalitarian ethos of the twentieth century, whether in the “mixed” version of the Hindenburg Program or the Bolshevik version of Lenin and Stalin, emerges from the will of individuals who propose to control their fellows.
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Three Arguments Debunking Marx’s Labor Theory of Value

Labor and WagesSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/21/2019

As dismissive as many of us would like to be toward Marx’s thoroughly debunked labor theory of value, it still holds currency among today’s budding socialists.

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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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The History of Sin

Media and CultureU.S. History

09/16/2019Mises Wire
The Puritan impulse for social reform produced social control that has been secularized, centralized, and has achieved a kind of permanence within government bureaucracy.
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Three Ways Capitalists Make Workers Better Off

The EntrepreneurLabor and Wages

Blog06/07/2019

Capitalists provide a service to workers: access to capital with no risk, and immediate payment for services. Meanwhile, starting your own business brings both risk and a long wait before the profits start rolling in.

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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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The Great Leveling: A Note

Other Schools of Thought

02/05/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is possible to have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.
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The Atlantic's "Take" on Mainstream and Behavioural Economics

12/14/2018Power & Market

Does the Atlantic Magazine come down on the side of mainstream or behavioral economics?

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