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Austrian School vs. Law & Economics on Air Pollution

The EnvironmentOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/01/2019

The standard Austrian approach to air pollution and regulation rejects the bean-counting of winners and losers, and instead embraces a property rights approach.

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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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Argentina: A Country Caught in an Endless Loop of Financial Crises

Blog10/23/2019

Although Argentinians mean well, they cannot seem to break free of an endless loop of crises causes by expansions of the welfare state and deficit spending.

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Abolish the Tampon Tax, Even If It's What SJWs Want

Blog10/22/2019

The SJWs protesting the so-called "tampon tax" are doing so for rather questionable reasons. But if they're going to argue that taxes are a bad thing, we shouldn't stop them.

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All Human Beings — Not Just Capitalists — Are Self-Interested

Blog10/22/2019

Economists don't claim that self-interest is a moral good. They simply recognize it's an important part of human nature, and that government and social institutions must be designed for the human beings that actually exist — callous self-interest and all.

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Austrian School vs. “Law & Economics" on Product Safety

Bureaucracy and RegulationOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2019

A look at the differences between the Austrian School and the "Law & Economics" tradition, with respect to product safety regulation.

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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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Argentina's Faux "Neoliberalism"

Blog10/02/2019

In Argentina’s case, it seems that old political habits of anti-capitalist policy die hard. So, no matter who ends up winning the presidency in October, the Argentine people are set to lose.

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