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A Fallacy about Negative Externalities

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog03/20/2020

Some people use the concept of negative externalities to argue for government to force people toward "what is best for them." An example of this is the call for a consumption tax.

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American Socialism Isn't Marxism—but It's Still a Problem

ProgressivismMedia and CultureSocialism

Blog02/29/2020

To effectively counter this brand of American socialism, it is important to properly identify the problem, and to attack with precision.

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A World Without Entrepreneurs

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/21/2020

Entrepreneurs are the reason consumers have come to expect new gains and innovations in products and services every year. Without entrepreneurs, we'd still be using rotary phones.

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A Desperate ECB Wants to Eliminate the Eurozone's "Only Saving Grace"

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog12/18/2019

The budgetary restraints that the eurozone placed on member states are now in the crosshairs of ECB President Christine Lagarde. 

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A Problem with Paternalism

Blog11/22/2019

Paternalism has in recent years made a comeback, but its philosophical foundation is quite flimsy.

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/05/2019

In The Free Market and Its Enemies, Mises wrote, “Even though you know everything about the past, you know nothing about the future.” This explains that the timeframe and economic constraints at work are vital to the expression of entrepreneurial talents.

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A "Bronze Age Mindset" Won't Save Us From Leviathan

Media and Culture

Blog09/27/2019

“It’s been evident for a while that conventional conservatism no longer holds much purchase with large swaths of the under 40, and especially under 30, crowd. Tax cuts, deregulation, trade giveaways, Russophobia, democracy wars, and open borders are not getting the kids riled up.”

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A Prince of Liechtenstein Discusses Private Property and Political Discourse

Global Economy

Blog08/16/2019

"The biggest problem, not only economically but also politically, is the debt problem. It is unimaginable, how this madness of creating more and more debt and just pushing the economy by inflating the money supply will end."

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