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Some Fundamental Differences between Ludwig von Mises and Nassim Taleb

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2019

Taleb maintains he’s a statistically-oriented orthodox economist. But I don’t think he understands what people mean by “orthodoxy.”

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When Nassim Taleb Channels Ludwig von Mises

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog11/28/2019

Jeff Deist pithily describes Taleb’s prose as “Rothbard meets Hayek.” But Taleb shares some ideas in common with Ludwig von Mises as well.

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The Hidden Link Between Fiat Money and the Increasing Appeal of Socialism

Money and Banking

Blog11/27/2019

The psychological impact of a lifetime within a fiat money economy cannot be underestimated. With more wealth seemingly available at the click of a computer button, refusal to spend more on government programs must stem only from cruelty and greed.

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Sound Money Is Our Best Hope Against the Monopolists' Threat

Money and Banking

Blog11/25/2019

Inflationary monetary policy is driving markets toward ever larger and more monopolistic firms that dominate the marketplace.

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Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Blog11/25/2019

Most of the resolutions passed by local governments in the name of "second amendment sanctuary" efforts don't actually do anything.

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Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Very Useful

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/22/2019

Behavioral economists are masters of comparing apples to oranges and dressing up incorrect statements in fancy language and mathematics.

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Globalist-Endorsed War on Cash May Be China's Next Terrifying Weapon

Money and BanksThe Police State

Blog11/18/2019

Transitioning to a cashless society is a natural fit for the authoritarian regime in Beijing — and one that has long been sold as “benign” by the more “liberal” globalist elite.

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How Entrepreneurs Build the World

EducationThe EntrepreneurSocialism

11/14/2019The Austrian
Prof. Bylund discusses his native Sweden, and why we can't understand economics without understanding the entrepreneur, and how the entrepreneur is absolutely central and essential to a growing economy.
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