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Ignoring the Bureaucracy Isn't the Same as Dismantling It

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/15/2018

The Trump administration has done little to undercut the federal government's huge bureaucracy.

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Did Baby Boomers Ruin America?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/13/2018

In his book A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Gibney blames Baby Boomers for pretty much everything that's gone wrong in America. But there are other factors, such as democracy, that are perhaps more to blame.

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A Government-Imposed Minimum Wage for Pro Hockey Players?

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog12/05/2018

Minor-league hockey players know what they're getting into when they sign their contracts. But now they want the government to overturn their contracts and force a pay raise.

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The Economist Promoting Austrian Economics in Venezuela

EducationSocialismAustrian Economics Overview

Blog11/20/2018

Dr. Daniel Lahoud has single-handedly introduced hundreds of Venezuelan students to the ideas of Mises and Hayek. 

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Kirk Kerkorian: Misesian Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/26/2018

Kerkorian was an eighth-grade dropout who would go on to earn billions, and epitomized Mises's idea of the entrepreneur.

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City Governments Don't Care About Housing Affordability

Blog10/23/2018

If politicians cared about affordable housing, they'd be doing all they could to repeal regulations and encourage more construction.

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Old Wine in Old Bottles? A Nobel for Clever Packaging?

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/17/2018

The Nobel committee this year showed that it has embraced clever economic modeling as a replacement for scientific progress.

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