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Is Taiwan a De Facto Sovereign Nation or a Province of the PRC?

DemocracySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


The “One-China” policy assumes Taiwan to be a runaway province. The people of Taiwan, however, see their country as sovereign, and their reasons have merit.

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If One Wishes to Discredit Capitalism, One Should at Least Understand How It Works

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


Scott R. Sehon tries to be intellectually honest in his critique of capitalism and his endorsement of socialism, but David Gordon writes that Sehon needs to better know the arguments favoring capitalism.

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Introduction to the Chinese Edition of How to Think about the Economy: A Primer

Austrian Economics OverviewCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


How do we best understand economics? Per Bylund explains in the introduction to his Chinese version of his book, How to Think about the Economy: A Primer. Economic understanding is now exported to a country with more than a billion people.

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It Began with Carl Menger: The Austrian Intellectual Triumph

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivism


When Carl Menger wrote his pathbreaking Principles in 1871, he challenged several schools of thought—and won. His intellectual revolution continues today.

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It's Time to Renew Your Mises Membership


In a world facing economic challenges, the ideas of Ludwig von Mises have never been more vital. Help us lead the charge against statism in all its forms.

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Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure


Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa to uncover the state’s deceit and reveal what inflation really is: deliberate debasement of the dollar to create winners and losers.

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Israel: A Rich Nation Receiving the Bulk of US Foreign Aid

Media and CulturePoliticsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Israel is a wealthy nation, yet it also is the largest recipient of US foreign aid. Are those aid dollars value-adding or value-destroying?

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It’s Time to Bust the Myth of Fed Omnipotence

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


One of the biggest and most pervasive myths in modern-day economics is the myth of the omnipotence of the Federal Reserve.

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