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Modern Monetary Collectivism

InflationMoney and BanksOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/01/2020

No, “societal” value is not what you want or think is good, and “we” are not a homogenous entity of observable, aggregated preferences.

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Mises Explains Why Socialism Fails

Blog11/07/2020

By abolishing private ownership for production goods, socialism abolishes the market for them, and makes it impossible for market prices to emerge and for costs of production to be computed

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Marxism in Africa: Why So Many African Economies Failed after Independence

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/04/2020

The brutal rejection of capitalism in favor of socialism by African politicians at independence was largely due to a deep-seated misconception that equates capitalism to colonialism.

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Massachusetts Is Back with More "Right to Repair" Nonsense

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2020

The new "right to repair" measure on the ballot in Massachusetts has very little to do with rights, and a lot to do with new costly and bureaucratic mandates on automakers. 

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Money Supply vs. Liquidity. What's the Difference?

Monetary Theory

Blog10/27/2020

Changes in money supply and liquidity are not the same thing.

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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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Mises's Complicated View of Christianity

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/02/2020

"With regard to the doctrine that God is wholly other than man and that his essence and nature cannot be grasped by mortal man, the natural sciences and a philosophy derived from them have nothing to say."

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Mises and Moral Relativism

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog09/25/2020

Mises thought that social cooperation through the free market resulted in peace and prosperity, regardless of whether people or societies accepted this or not.

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