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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog09/20/2018

While the outrage over Maduro’s dinner with "Salt Bae" is well deserved, it's just a taste of how socialism actually operates in the real world. 

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It's The Customer, Stupid: A Marx vs. Menger Battle on Netflix

The EntrepreneurLabor and Wages

Blog09/17/2018

The Company Men shows how, in order to move on from a devastating layoff, workers must first figure out how to be valuable to the customers.

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In Sweden, Europe’s Drift to the Right Continues

World History

Blog09/10/2018

In last weekend's election, Swedish voters appear to have handed more power to a populist party.

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In Eastern Europe and Russia, Reminders of Communist Horrors Are Everywhere

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/06/2018

If a century of bloodshed, murder, vast prison systems, and starvation won’t convince the advocates of communism among American millennials, then perhaps nothing will.

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Immigration Roundtable: Ludwig von Mises

ImmigrationWorld History

Blog08/28/2018

This is the first article in a series focusing on immigration. We begin with the perspectives of Ludwig von Mises. 

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Is the Cause of Freedom Still Making Progress?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2018

Gerard Casey paints a promising but realistic picture of what individualists of all stripes are up against.

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IMF Produces Another Bogus Venezuela Inflation Forecast

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2018

Forget the IMF’s forecasts of Venezuela’s hyperinflation. They are a prime example of junk science. 

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Italy’s Central Bank Admits Wealth Redistribution Leads to Corruption

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/07/2018

“Corruption is a regular effect of interventionism,” Ludwig von Mises once wrote, and we see this principle at work today in the European Union.

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