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Why Modern Economics' Fixation with "Efficiency" Is Dangerous

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/05/2019

Efficiency is backward-looking and static, while value creation is future-oriented and aspirational. 

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Why It's Important to Understand "Economic Costs"

Austrian Economics OverviewSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog06/20/2019

The concept of economic cost seems to confuse people. It is not the price you pay for a good, but the reason you pay it.

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What if Climate Warriors Put their Money Where Their Mouths Are?

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog04/12/2019

The emergence of "catastrophe bonds" in recent decades suggests an interesting way that Climate Warriors could alleviate the presumed costs of climate change — assuming climate activists are willing to spend any of their own money on the problem.

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Will Democrats Rally Behind a Herman Cain Fed Nomination?

04/04/2019Power & Market

It will be interesting to see how Trump critics handle Mr. Cain. He has the one quality Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats have chosen to focus on when it comes to a Federal Reserve nominee: he isn’t a white guy.

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What Most Critics of "Markets" Get Wrong about Entrepreneurs

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/28/2019

Thanks to entrepreneurs, markets are dynamic and constantly expanding. Attempts by governments to manage prices through the bureaucracy are sure to hinder this dynamism and drive to serve customers.

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Was Hayek a One-Worlder?

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/27/2019

Yoram Hazony’s critique of Hayek highlights interesting fissures in theories of political economy on the Right.

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What Did the Founders Mean by "Invasion"?

U.S. History

Blog03/23/2019

The US Constitution doesn't mention immigration regulation as a federal power. So some have tried to redefine immigration as "invasion." It's an unconvincing claim.

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