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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog3 hours ago

Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.

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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyProperty RightsWorld History

Blog09/08/2022

By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.

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Booms, Busts, and Statistics: What the Mainstream Gets Wrong

Austrian Economics Overview

"Economics is about how we behave, which comes from our personal valuation, in and relative to the physical world."

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Blame the Fed for Both the Inflationary Boom and the Inevitable Bust

Money and Banks

Blog09/01/2022

Powell isn't a villain for pulling his foot off the money-creation accelerator a little. No, Powell's villainy stems from his role in helping create the boom in the first place.

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Biden's Student Loan Scheme Benefits the Ruling Class (Again)

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/29/2022

With a declaration of a fake crisis and twisting an obscure law, President Joe Biden has invoked a massive wealth transfer that benefits the most privileged people in our society.

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Back to the Future: Progressives Imagine the Good Old Days of Price Controls

Economic PolicyInflationPrice ControlsProgressivism

Blog06/23/2022

Inflation is raging and progressives want action. What kind of action? They want to return to the 1970s regime of price controls.

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