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The Broken Window

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property

Blog05/30/2018

The broken-window fallacy, under a hundred disguises, is the most persistent in the history of economics. It is more rampant now than at any time in the past.

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The Utter Failure of America's System of Indian Reservations

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/11/2018

On Indian reservations in America, there is a sickening lack of economic opportunity partly because of a lack of political autonomy and private property. 

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The Fruits of Foreign Lending

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog05/04/2018

The first thing to remember is that monetary chaos is not primarily “international” at all. It exists basically within each nation.

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Trade Unions: The Private Use of Coercive Power

Labor and Wages

05/03/2018Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
The political influence of labor unions has aimed at the entrenchment of privileged employment and the protection of the officials' "profession."
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The Civil War: Both Sides Were Wrong

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog03/24/2018

Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war. 

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Trump's First Big Economic Mistake

Blog03/08/2018

A tariff is a tax on imports. That tax is paid by every American who buys the now-more-expensive product. 

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The Pretense of Knowledge

BiographiesCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/26/2018Speeches and Presentations
The conflict between what the public expects science to achieve in satisfaction of popular hopes, and what is really in its power, is a serious matter.
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The Rise of the West

Free MarketsWorld History

12/29/2017Mises Daily Articles
Throughout history, material privation and chronic insecurity were the norm.
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