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The Lost Fifth Volume of Conceived in Liberty

4 hours agoMises Wire
Murray Rothbard was a genius. One aspect of this was his writing as an American historian. He was every bit as significant a scholar here as he was as an economist and philosopher.
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The Trouble With Socialist Anarchism

03/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard was an advocate of the stateless society, but he was never accepted by the anarchist movement and is still considered more a "capitalist lackey" than anarchist thinker.
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The Problem with Modern Monetary Theory

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/19/2019

MMT basically holds that governments have control of unlimited amounts of real wealth — thanks to money-printing power. But if this were really true, countries like the USSR and North Korea could simply create money until they became wealthy nations.

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The "Fertility Crisis" Is a Government-Caused Crisis

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/15/2019

In a relatively unhampered market, a declining population is not necessarily an economic problem. But in a system where retirees can loot younger workers through government pension systems, there is a real problem, indeed.

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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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Tuesday's UK Vote Chaos: Will Brexit Never Happen?

Blog03/13/2019

The odds of a no-deal Brexit appear smaller than ever, and the exit process still has no end in sight.

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The Next Step in Social Security’s Ponzi Scheme

Blog03/13/2019

Social Security has always been a scheme to pile costs on future workers for the benefit of current retirees. Now Congress wants to make things even worse.

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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