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The Prussian Aristocrat Who Spoke Out for Liberty

LiberalismWorld History

Blog09/06/2021

Wilhelm von Humboldt ’s opposition to the reactionary policies of his government gained him as much ill-will at court as it did popularity among the people.

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The Fed's Plan Is Failing: Stagflation Looms as Job Growth Stalls

Money and Banks

Blog09/06/2021

The Fed’s apparent plan to somehow get to full employment and then deal with inflation sounds nice, but reality could easily derail the plan. Meanwhile, job growth is low and prices are rising.

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The Rise of Economic Fascism in America

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog09/03/2021

Virtually all of the specific economic policies advocated by the Italian and German fascists of the 1930s have also been adopted in the United States in some form, and continue to be adopted to this day.

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This Is a Sign that Price Inflation Will Soon Get Worse

Blog09/03/2021

Price inflation isn't a simple function of increases in the money supply. Rather, it depends on many other factors such as public expectations of future inflation. 

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The Market — Not Government Planning — Brings Relief from Natural Disasters

Blog09/03/2021

Expropriating private property or mandating price controls might feel like "doing something," but only market action brings real relief to disaster-prone areas.

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The Covid Stimulus Isn’t Like Other Stimulus. It’s Much Bigger.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2021

We have to go back to 1945 and the Second World War to find a time in which government spending is similar to today's panic-driven frenzy of spending in Washington. 

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The Lasting Legacy of Carl Menger

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog08/25/2021

Many insights of Menger are nowadays part of standard economics. Many more are preserved in the distinct school of Austrian economics. This applies particularly to the notions of foresight and the role of uncertainty.

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