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Another Reason Why Individual Freedom Is So Much Better than Central Planning

PhilosophyProgressivismRationalismPhilosophy and Methodology


Progressives believe that restricting individual liberty permits better social outcomes. In truth, it is individual liberty that allows societies to function best.

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Austrian Economics Research Conference 2024


The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition.

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After Trump, Then What?

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsSocialismU.S. History


There will be life after Trump one way or another, but in the long run, it seems as though the ruling party always wins.

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Affirmative Action, Jewish Quotas, and Academic Central Planning

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePoliticsU.S. History


Before there were other kinds of college admissions quotas, there were Jewish quotas. Jane L. Johnson writes about the days when she was an Affirmative Action West Coast student for colleges in the East.

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A Short History of the Right to Self-Determination

Decentralization and Secession


Modern international law tends to grant a right to “remedial self-determination” only in extreme cases. Unfortunately, this position accepts that states ought to be free to violate human rights so long as the abuses fall short of war crimes and genocide. 

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Argentina and the Watching World

Economic PolicyLibertarianismSocialismWorld History

For close to eighty years, Argentina has been the world's poster child for reckless and spendthrift government. Today, the world watches it for a very different reason: Rothbardian reforms.

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Are Bankruptcies of Some US States in the Future?

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyPoliticsTaxes and Spending


Federal spending is not the only out-of-control government spending in the US. A number of states have been overspending and now face declining revenues. Will bankruptcies follow?

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An Open Letter to Walter E. Block


Block’s call for total war and the indiscriminate slaughter of innocent civilians in Gaza is the complete and uninhibited rejection and renunciation of the nonaggression principle that constitutes one of the very cornerstones of the Rothbardian system.

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