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Röpke Revisited

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10 hours ago

William Röpke, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has made important contributions to Austrian economic analysis. Not surprisingly, he rejected collectivism as a way to organize an economy.

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Raise the Social Security Age to (at Least) 75

Blog01/26/2023

As life expectancy has risen, so have runaway costs. Raising the age won't make Social Security just, prudent, or wise. But cutting federal spending is always the right thing to do. 

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Real Wages Fall for the Twenty-First Month as Rent and Food Prices Keep Rising

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog01/12/2023

The Federal Reserve has yet to get price increases anywhere near its own arbitrary 2-percent goal, but a mild slowing in growth rates has Biden claiming that price inflation is "falling."

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Rome's Runaway Inflation: Currency Devaluation in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

InflationWorld HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.

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Reclaiming the Antistate Roots of Christmas

The Police StateWorld History

Blog12/24/2022

Shortly after hearing about the birth of Jesus, Herod the king tried to have the child murdered. Indeed, Herod's oppressive rule and the predations of the Roman state play a huge role in the Christmas story.

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R.G. Collingwood on the Collapse of Civilization

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/23/2022

Why do societies implode into a mass of statism and tyranny? David Gordon finds some answers with philosopher R.G. Collingwood.

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Real Wage Growth Falls for the Twentieth Month as Biden Celebrates 7 Percent Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/13/2022

It's odd for Joe Biden to celebrate an inflation report that still has price inflation growth over 7 percent, especially when real wages are falling and a recession looks more likely every hour. 

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Reflections upon the Centennial of Mises's Socialism

SocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog12/03/2022

It has been a hundred years since Mises published Socialism. It is more relevant than ever.

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