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How Washington's Reaction to Trump's Budget Justifies the Rise of Bitcoin

U.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2017
As politicians prove to be unable to confront economic reality, it’s easy to see how crypto-currencies are becoming increasingly attractive.
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How States Can End the Fed’s War on Fishing

The EnvironmentStrategyU.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2017
Whether it's fishing or the Fed, the answer isn’t trying win over Washington – it is fighting it.
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Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.
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How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Free Markets

Blog03/06/2017
Instead of praising jobs for their own sake, we should ask why employment is so important.
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How Governments Destroy Consumer Sovereignty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPrices

Blog02/07/2017
The entrepreneur's job is to shape his whole enterprise around consumer wants. Unfortunately, governments often get in the way.
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How Trump Could Win the Currency War

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/06/2017
If Trump wants to end the foreign currency manipulation he condemns, he can begin by ending the use of "non-standard" monetary tools in the US.
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How Government Regulation Makes Us Poorer

Taxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

Blog12/26/2016

What hurts workers — and keeps them poor — is government regulation, which restricts competition.

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How Government Buys Your Support

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/17/2016The Austrian
Bribes can work both ways. Sometimes it pays to bribe politicians for what you want. But voters will often happily exchange votes for free stuff. In fact, the latter strategy has been proven to work wonders if one wants a bigger government.
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