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The Dark Side of the American Dream

Media and Culture

Blog11/22/2019

Paul Cantor's new book provides a new look at how the "American dream" is shown in pop culture as offering both hope and frustration.

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The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch of Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/20/2019

School children learn that there are three branches of government. In actual practice, there is a fourth branch, the permanent bureaucracy which includes legions of civilian and military agents, officers, and administrators committed to protecting their own interests.

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There Is No End to History, No Perfect Existence

Free MarketsWorld History

11/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fully satisfied individual is purposeless, he does not act, he has no incentive to think, he spends his days in leisurely enjoyment of life. It is certain that living men can never attain such a state of perfection and equilibrium.
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The Instability of Markets Is Not Nearly as Bad as the Instability of Government Policy

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog11/20/2019

Many advocates claim government intervention is necessary because markets are too unstable. The real instability, however, comes from the immense uncertainty over what government will do next with its vast and arbitrary power.

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Two Parties, Should We Care?

Big GovernmentStrategyPolitical Theory

11/19/2019Audio/Video
Ron Paul speaks at the 2019 Ron Paul Symposium in Lake Jackson, Texas.
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The Indianapolis Monetary Convention

The FedU.S. HistoryGold Standard

11/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Morgan-Rockefeller forces began to organize a "reform" movement to cure the "inelasticity" of money and to move slowly toward the establishment of a central bank.
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The West Was Never Really an Enemy of Soviet Communism

The Police StateWorld History

Blog11/15/2019

In his new book Judgment in Moscow, Vladimir Bukovsky claims the spirit of the Bolsheviks was never really destroyed. And it has been kept alive with Western help. 

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The Case for Free-Market Liberalism in Africa

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog11/13/2019

The African continent is exceedingly rich in natural resources, yet the living standard of Africans is very low. The most plausible explanation for this discrepancy is the lack of a system that protects private property.

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