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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The "Four Freedoms" Speech

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In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.

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Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival

Big GovernmentSocialism

Blog01/10/2019

As decades pass since the fall of the USSR, romanticism is replacing the bitter facts of the lives people in communist regimes were forced to live

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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Zoning and the Free Market

Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

12/28/2018Audio/Video
In this 90-minute 1981 lecture, Walter Block discusses the importance of allowing private markets — and not government planners — to decide how land and housing is used by those who buy, sell, and rent it.
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The Depression of 2019-2021?

Blog12/28/2018

History never quite repeats itself, but we can look for echoes of depressions from the 1920 and 1930s. Indeed, our current bubble shares some characteristics with bubbles of the past.

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This Obamacare Program Was Meant to Save Money, Instead it Killed Thousands

12/21/2018Power & Market

This new study should give pause to all federal policy makers striving for even greater government control over healthcare, but it won’t. 

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The Monetary Base Never Returned to "Normal" After the Great Recession

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/21/2018

M1 and the monetary base are almost equal at this time, but this is unprecedented in modern monetary history, as usually the monetary base is a fraction of M1.

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What Is Economic Growth? (And What Is It Not?)

EntrepreneurshipProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog12/13/2018

Many seem to mistakenly think that economic growth has to do with GDP or producing stuff. It does not.

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