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Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

AntipoliticsDecentralization and Secession

Blog11/11/2022

All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government.

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Niebuhr, My God, to Thee

Free MarketsSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/11/2022

Lutheran theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attracted numerous followers in postwar America in part because of his attacks on the free market. Perhaps he should have read Mises.

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The Missing Factor in Britain's Economic Recovery Plan

Big GovernmentEuropeKeynes

Blog11/11/2022

As the British economy falters, the government returns to its Keynesian roots. They will find once again that the legacy of J.M. Keynes is inflation and economic ruin.

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Real Wages Fell for the Nineteenth Month in a Row in October as Inflation Remained Entrenched

Blog11/10/2022

Price inflation is slightly slowing, but it is slowing as a result of a struggling economy. The White House may soon find it is celebrating much too soon. 

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American Chip "Independence": Protectionism by Another Name

Cronyism and CorporatismProgressivismProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/10/2022

While both the Left and Right celebrate the government's new drive to subsidize American microchip manufacturing, we should remember that political "investments" always result in crony capitalist disasters.

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The Election Won't Change Much in DC. The Real Battle Is Now in the States.

U.S. History

Blog11/10/2022

It will be nearly impossible to make any real changes in Washington for the next two years. The real battles are now in the states. 

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Do "Technology Shocks" Create the Boom-Bust Cycles?

Booms and BustsCentral BanksMonetary PolicyBusiness Cycles

Blog11/10/2022

The 2004 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to two economists for their claim that "technology shocks" cause boom-bust cycles. They have it wrong.

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The Science Is Wrong: It's Soil, Not Oil

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog11/09/2022

If the so-called experts really want to reduce CO2 emissions, they should look at improving farming methods and forestry, not ridding us of fossil fuels.

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