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Fighting Totalitarianism: Rothbard versus Monasticism

Decentralization and SecessionLibertarianismStrategy

Blog03/04/2021

To adopt monasticism before the international fascism we face today would amount not only to seceding but also to ceding everything worth saving to the monsters

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Is Money a Creation of Government?

Money and Banking

Blog03/04/2021

Using the Mises’s regression theorem, we can infer that it is not possible that money could have emerged because of a government decree as suggested by the modern monetary theory (MMT).

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Taxation through a Rothbardian Lens

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Murray Rothbard was a pioneer in analyzing taxation from an Austrian or causal-realist standpoint. However, he never explicitly engaged the standard theory of deadweight loss from taxation. This article develops the Austrian analysis of taxation further toward this end

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What Rothbard's Defense of Religion Teaches Us about Resisting the Covid State

StrategyU.S. History

Blog03/04/2021

Murray Rothbard died more than a quarter century before the outbreak of the covid mania and tyranny, but if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be surprised to see that the most common resistance at an institutional level comes from churches.

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When I Toured East Berlin with Murray Rothbard

Money and Banking

Blog03/03/2021

Murray Rothbard didn’t need to explain to me on the bus why East Berlin, the so-called Paris of Eastern Europe, was a broken-down dump. He already had explained it to me in his numerous writings.

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The EU's Woes Are a Political Problem, Not an Economic One

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

The problem with the European Union is not that it seeks to integrate Europe's economies. The problem comes from attempts to integrate politics as well. 

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What We've Learned from Israel's Covid Vaccine Program

Health

Blog03/03/2021

The covid vaccine experience in Israel shows that one death is prevented for every 26,000 vaccine jabs, at a cost of $1 million. A single hospitalization is prevented with every 5,000 jabs, at a cost of $160,000 each. 

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The True Cost of Taxation Is Much Higher Than Your Tax Bill

Blog03/03/2021

If we look beyond the mere tax revenue totals, we begin to understand that the cost of taxation to society is far higher than the tax revenue raised and that the costs to society of taxation grow faster than the size of government.

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