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Remembering George Mason and the Virginia Declaration of Rights

Blog06/12/2019

June 12 was the day the Virginia Declaration of Rights, penned by George Mason, was ratified by the Fifth Virginia Convention in 1776. And it has pride of place as the first of several declarations of rights in the era.

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Skidelsky's Push for Modern Mercantilism

Financial MarketsInterventionism

06/07/2019The Austrian
Skidelsky manifests an inordinate distaste for money and “greed.” Far better in his eyes is the pursuit of power by the State, even at the cost of wars and massive public debt. Some of us will not agree.
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World War II: A Reading List

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/05/2019

These books and authors offer a more realistic view of the moral problems with the American state's conduct in "the good war," World War II.

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Israel Kirzner on Ethics and the Legacy of Austrian Economics

Book ReviewsEntrepreneurship

Blog06/03/2019

Readers will close the volume with admiration for Kirzner’s devotion to Austrian economics, immense learning, and dialectical skill

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Can Cooperation Replace Competition?

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

Blog06/03/2019

Competition and cooperation and not two things in conflict. They are both essential ingredients in a society based on voluntary action instead of violence.

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Fascism Has Always Been An Enemy of Private Property

Blog06/01/2019

Italian fascism and German national socialism were committed to abolishing private property in practice, if not in name.

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Why Economics Needs Philosophy

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

05/31/2019The Austrian
People criticized economics and said “well, there’s something wrong with Austrian economics because it doesn’t depend on verifying things empirically,” Mises wanted to come up with a reply to that, so that was what really got him into philosophy.
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Why Turkey's Debt Crisis is a Bigger Risk to the Eurozone than the PIGS

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/21/2019

Unlike Greece, Italy or other seriously debt-laden economies, it’s not just government borrowing that’s the main risk to Turkey.

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