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How Fiat Money Made Beef More Expensive

Beef has become more expensive than pork. Could fiat money have driven resources toward pork-centered "factory farms" and away from less capital-intensive beef production?

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The Postpandemic World Is One of Widespread Dependence on Government

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/02/2021

The state is making people dependent on it, both as means for control and as an outcome of many policies intended to provide relief.

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Nord Stream 2: The Value of German-Russian Cooperation

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/02/2021

Hopefully, increased interdependence and overlapping interests will help to shape a future of stability in Europe and continue the precious absence of another major war on the continent.

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Last Day to Double Your Gift to the Institute

Blog10/02/2021

Your support helps us continue to make the sound economic principles of Mises, Hazlitt, Hayek, Rothbard, and Hoppe free to the world at a time when they are needed more than ever.

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The Institute Is 100 Percent Privately, Voluntarily Funded. Will You Contribute to Our Effort?

Blog10/01/2021

When someone is exposed to the ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and the Austrian school, there is no looking at the world the same way again. Help us spread the word!

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Can a Libertarian Work at a Public University?

Labor and Wages

Blog10/01/2021

In real life, the labor market includes government employers. So the fundamental question is whether or not a laborer can morally seek out the highest wage offered by all employers.

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The Debt Ceiling: An Affectionate History

U.S. History

Blog10/01/2021

The debt ceiling served an important historical purpose. It continues to serve this purpose today. Raising it without limit is not necessary and is a dangerous precedent.

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How the "Respectable" Media Serves the Political Elite

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/30/2021

"American media are divided into “respectable” and “non-respectable” media. Respectable media, which are the only ones that are read by the American political elite, and presumably are all that filters down to European readers, are completely biased in favor of social democracy." — Murray...

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