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On Connecting the Dots: The Case of the Missing Historian

StrategyU.S. History

Blog06/30/2018

History is an easy subject to teach if you are intellectually lazy. It is the most challenging subject if you care about understanding causes and effects.

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Marx's View of the Division of Labor

Labor and WagesPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog06/25/2018

The division of labor is what made the West rich and has kept it rich. It's telling that Marx planned to abolish the division of labor altogether.

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A "Universal Basic Income" Costs More Than You Think

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/21/2018

Basic-income schemes siphon off resources from employers who could have used them to increase worker productivity — and worker incomes. 

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Breaking the Educational Cartel

Education

Blog06/06/2018

Religious institutions are in an excellent position to undermine the state's educational institutions. Unfortunately, they're not interested. 

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Seattle Declares War on Workers With Wage and Housing Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/06/2018

From growth controls to minimum wage laws, Seattle's government is working hard to cut incomes and increase the cost of living.

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The Mises Institute's Case for Optimism

Blog05/31/2018

Mises always maintained that the war for liberty is won or lost on the battlefield of ideas.

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John Oliver is Wrong About Venezuela — It's a Socialist Country

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/30/2018

It takes a lot of verbal acrobatics to conclude that Venezuela's woes are not due to it's extensive implementation of the socialist program. 

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