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Fighting Totalitarianism: Rothbard versus Monasticism

Decentralization and SecessionLibertarianismStrategy

Blog1 hour ago

To adopt monasticism before the international fascism we face today would amount not only to seceding but also to ceding everything worth saving to the monsters

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Public Schools Refuse to Open. Give the Taxpayers Their Money Back

Education

Blog1 hour ago

If grocery stores functioned like public schools, they'd have drastically cut back service for reasons of "safety." Fortunately, though, we have a (mostly) privatized system, with vouchers for low-income shoppers.  A similar system for schools would be a far saner choice than what we have now...

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Playing Games with Stocks

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial Markets

Blog2 hours ago

The GameStop saga—can we call it an insurrection?—wants easy heroes and villains. Both are available.

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Economics In One Lesson Is Still the Best Layman's Intro to Economics

Economic Policy

Blog5 hours ago

Hazlitt takes on a humble objective: to deliver an “unblushingly ‘classical,’ ‘traditional,’ and ‘orthodox’” synthesis of economics. This is the most fitting way to approach the layman, who will only retain a few lessons from an introductory book. 

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Taxation through a Rothbardian Lens

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Murray Rothbard was a pioneer in analyzing taxation from an Austrian or causal-realist standpoint. However, he never explicitly engaged the standard theory of deadweight loss from taxation. This article develops the Austrian analysis of taxation further toward this end

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What Rothbard's Defense of Religion Teaches Us about Resisting the Covid State

StrategyU.S. History

Blog11 hours ago

Murray Rothbard died more than a quarter century before the outbreak of the covid mania and tyranny, but if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be surprised to see that the most common resistance at an institutional level comes from churches.

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When I Toured East Berlin with Murray Rothbard

Money and Banking

Blog03/03/2021

Murray Rothbard didn’t need to explain to me on the bus why East Berlin, the so-called Paris of Eastern Europe, was a broken-down dump. He already had explained it to me in his numerous writings.

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What We've Learned from Israel's Covid Vaccine Program

Health

Blog03/03/2021

The covid vaccine experience in Israel shows that one death is prevented for every 26,000 vaccine jabs, at a cost of $1 million. A single hospitalization is prevented with every 5,000 jabs, at a cost of $160,000 each. 

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