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Trump Agonistes

Political Theory

Blog08/14/2020

Populists need a status quo to oppose, but now Trump stands as the incumbent.

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The Mises Institute's Master of Arts in Austrian Economics to Commence Next Week

Education

Blog08/13/2020

Will you help the Mises Institute build this new school of graduate economics today?

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Why Fed Bugs Really, Really Hate Gold

Gold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog08/09/2020

Fed bugs sound like real estate agents in reverse: there is never a good time to buy gold.

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Howard Buffett on Conscription and American Militarism

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

"If [the draft bill] is passed, the House will be shoving down the throats of the American people the despotic concept of 'Theirs not to reason why; Theirs but to do and die.'"

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Howard Buffett: Anticommunist and Anti-interventionist

SocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/27/2020

Howard Buffet was one of Congress's most consistent and trenchant critics of American policy during the 1940s and 1950s. He opposed communism without surrendering to the calls for global war in Korea and worldwide.

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Modern Monetary Theory's Connection to Soviet-Era Money

Blog07/15/2020

MMT starts to make a little more sense when thinking of it as comparable to money systems used under the USSR and the old Soviet Bloc.

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Goverment-Subsidized Technology Won't Save China's Economy

Socialism

Blog06/12/2020

China’s “new infrastructure” will likely be but one more example of the false promise of technology as an antidote to the irrationality of state-controlled economies.

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Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/27/2020

Propaganda kills, but it also works. Many of the same tactics employed to destroy opposition to the Iraq War are being used today against opponents of lockdowns.

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