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Economics In Two Lessons? Nope, Hazlitt's One Lesson is Enough

Blog05/07/2019

John Quiggin's hit piece on Henry Hazlitt, Economics In Two Lessons, is just a run-of-the-mill center-left essay on how we need more government intervention.

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Eric Mack on Libertarianism

In Libertarianism, the philosopher Eric Mack  offers an excellent and important guide to libertarian theory. In my review, I concentrate on his discussion of Robert Nozick.

04/22/2019Power & Market
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Economics Is Not Rocket Science — It's Even More Complicated

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/15/2018

Economics is not like the physical sciences, and reasoning and analogies based on the physical sciences are often misleading in economics. 

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Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/20/2018
Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.
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Ending the Federal Reserve from the Bottom Up

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/30/2017
Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution already provides state governments with tools they need to undermine the central bank's money monopoly.
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Everyday Logic of Economics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/27/2016Audio/Video
Recorded at Mises University 2016.
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Economics: It's Simpler Than You Think

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPricesValue and Exchange

03/30/2016The Austrian
A successful economy depends on innovative entrepreneurs who are willing to take large risks in return for the chance at great profits.
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End Injustices Now, Not Later

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

01/08/2016Mises Wire
Politicians can often be found saying that it would be bad to end a government program because it would unfairly punish those who benefit from the program. But what about those who are punished and disadvantaged by the unjust program in the first place?
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