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Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

PhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.

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US Consumers Are Suffering in a Less than "Robust" Economy

World History


All the money printing has created a recovery where the United States has seen twenty-six consecutive months of negative real wage growth. We have not seen such a negative recovery for American workers in decades.

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Unraveling the Fallacy of Natural Monopolies

Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyMonopoly and Competition


The presence of a "natural monopoly" is supposed to be a sufficient reason for government to intervene in the economy. But what if there truly is no such thing as a "natural monopoly"?

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Unleashing the Power of Greed: How the Free Market Propels Progress

Economic FreedomFree Markets


As long as scarcity exists, there will be greed. Thank goodness free markets enable greedy people to serve others.

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Understanding Relationships between Money Supply and Liquidity

Monetary TheoryMoney Supply


Can the injection of new money into the economic system enhance economic growth? Not really. Increasing (or decreasing) the money supply affects the demand for money but doesn't make us wealthier.

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Understanding the Difference between Praxeology and Psychology

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


Some economists have tried to apply psychology to economic analysis, but psychology is not what drives economic activity.

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US Labor Market: Help Wanted!

Booms and BustsInflationUnemployment


Unemployment remains low but for the wrong reasons. Low unemployment rates are not a sign that the economy is doing well.

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