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Double Standards, Reparations, and War Crimes

Book ReviewsLawWorld History

Blog01/06/2021

The Nuremberg prosecutors wanted to indict the Nazis on trial for crimes, but at the same time they wanted to preserve the dogma that the modern European nation-state is the culmination of moral progress. This created a conundrum. 

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Decentralize New York City!

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/02/2021

Staten Island once voted 2-to-1 to leave New York City. The Manhattan overlords ignored the vote. But Staten Island would be better off as a separate city, and the same holds true for Brooklyn and Queens. 

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Debating Socialism: The Seligman-Nearing Debate at 100

Socialism

Blog12/30/2020

In January 1921, thirty-five hundred people packed the Lexington Theater in midtown Manhattan to hear a debate of socialism. Ludwig von Mises in Vienna later called the debate "instructive."

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Deflation Doesn't Undo the Problems Caused by Past Inflation

Economic PolicyInflationPlanning

Blog12/05/2020

A deflationary policy is just another type of intervention and in this sense it sets in motion a different form of the misallocation of resources.

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Double Your Gift Today!

Blog12/01/2020

Dr. Gary Schlarbaum, one of our generous supporters, has again offered to match all donations received through December 7. Help the Mises Institute be better in 2021!

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Debunking Seven Common Criticisms of Austrian Economics

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/25/2020

If people want to dismiss this school of thought, which many seem inclined to do for political (not theoretical) reasons, at least they should do so based on facts and knowledge, not on falsehoods.

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Dear Biden Supporters, It's Not Too Late to Secede

Decentralization and Secession

Blog11/19/2020

Why subject yourselves to all the stress of the GOP retaking the House in 2022 and even the White House in 2024? Just secede now and save yourselves the trouble. 

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Down with Political Polling. Up with Prediction Markets.

Media and Culture

Blog11/11/2020

Pollsters, many of whom predicted an overwhelming "blue wave," obviously failed miserably as reliable gauges of political sentiment. But prediction markets may offer an alternative. 

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