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Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog47 min ago

In recent decades, active generals and retired generals have grown into a group of politically influential technocrats who are regularly feted in the media as incorruptible experts.

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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Is Unethical and Unscientific

Health

Blog09/11/2020

We are fortunate to have vaccines as options in many cases. But mandatory vaccination can never be justified. If a vaccine were clearly 100 percent efficacious and 100 percent safe, there would be no need for coercion; people would voluntarily line up to take it.

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MKULTRA and the CIA's War on the Human Mind

Big GovernmentBook Reviews

Blog09/08/2020

Is the CIA a dastardly menace or a hotbed of horrible mistakes? If Stephen Kinzer’s new book is any indication, the answer is both.

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Monetary and Fiscal Sorcery Make Home Price Magic

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog09/03/2020

Just how is this magic created? The spurring of demand in the midst of a covid-created depression. The wizards at the Fed and Treasury have created an intoxicating frothy brew for stock and home buyers alike.

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Massive Stimulus Won't Prevent a Eurozone Slowdown

Booms and BustsCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog08/28/2020

Europe's path to long-term stagnation should serve as a reminder for the United States, again, of why it is not advisable to follow the eurozone policies. The results are invariably disastrous.

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Mises on Syndicalism

SocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/27/2020

Syndicalism is a method of attack by organized labor for the attainment of certain political ends. It requires widespread acts of destruction on "capitalist" institutions as a means of ushering in a socialist regime.

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Mexico’s Unexpected Fiscal Sanity

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/24/2020

President López Obrador of Mexico has surprisingly been a voice of fiscal sanity, refusing to embrace the sorts of enormous stimulus packages that are now so popular worldwide.

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Mises and Rothbard on Democracy

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/21/2020

Is democracy a vehicle for the peaceful transfer of power out of the hands of an unpopular government? Are ballots a substitute for bullets?

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