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Rising Homicides This Year May Be Yet Another Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

Blog09/30/2020

Homicides were flat through 2019. Then spring 2020 arrived, and with it, a wave of homicides in many American cities. Could the social and economic effects of lockdowns be the cause?

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Ron Paul Remains Unstoppable

Blog09/29/2020

In a very real sense Dr. Paul is the only Misesian ever to serve in Congress. 

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Blog09/18/2020

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.

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Risk and Uncertainty

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/11/2020

The distinction between risk and uncertainty is a key tenet of the Austrian school. Mainstream neoclassicists reject it.

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Roosevelt’s Fraud at Yalta and the Mirage of the "Good War"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/07/2020

The fact that Yalta can now clearly be seen to have been a betrayal is another reason to be wary when pundits and talk show hosts jump on the bandwagon for the next killing spree abroad

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Rothbard and Double Restitution

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/04/2020

Economists who have written on punishment find Rothbard's “double restitution” idea puzzling, because they think about it only in terms of economic efficiency. But Rothbard's theory is based on a moral principle.

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Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

SocialismPolitical Theory

Blog08/10/2020

Eastman saw Lenin as a dogmatist guilty of great crimes, and socialism a recipe for disaster. Reflections on the Failure of Socialism is the record of his insightful assault on socialism and his defense of the free market.

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