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Why You Should Read Mark Thornton's The Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/01/2018

With this book, I am hopeful fewer Americans will be duped the next time there is a crash, and the mainstream experts assure us that more government  intervention will solve the problem.

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War Abroad, War at Home

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog08/20/2018

Why do seemingly endless military conflicts persist, despite lacking any constituency beyond the DC beltway?

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Why We Learn Nothing about Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

International trade hasn’t had a very good time lately. The outlook is bleak indeed, but it’s not the first time, nor will it be the last.

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Why Politicians so Often Fail to Protect the Property Rights of the Poor

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoverty

Blog03/06/2018

Throughout US history, government agents have often discarded "pure" property rights in favor of "development." 

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What We Lost on September 11th

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog09/11/2017
What should have been a profoundly embarrassing and soul-searching moment for the US national security state became an exercise in chest thumping.
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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.
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What Economists Are Not—And Shouldn’t Try to Be

Austrian Economics OverviewEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Economists should not “design the tap” or “lay the pipes” for government intervention.
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