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Augusto, Milton, and Me: Reflections on a Trip to Chile

Global Economy

Blog10/09/2018

Chile would be even better off today had it adopted Mises-style laissez-faire over Milton Friedman's monetarism. But even a Friedmanian regime is far superior to the Keynesian economies that have ruined Argentina and Brazil.

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Jesus Would Have Voted Socialist, says Germany’s Left

Blog09/24/2018

Given that socialism is based primarily on theft and envy, it seems odd to claim that Jesus is a big fan of a socialist state.

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30 Years Later: Margaret Thatcher’s Vision for Europe Revisited

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog09/20/2018

Thatcher's infamous yet magnificent "Bruges speech," which was far from being anti-EU, was a stark warning against Brussels' power-grabbing central government.

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The Fed's Plan for "Countercyclical Capital Buffers" Is Just More of the Same

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/14/2018

Scratching beneath the surface of the debate around countercyclical capital buffers, we find the normal level of duplicity that characterizes most debates about monetary policy.

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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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Here's How the Chinese State Is Ruining Soccer

Blog08/22/2018

The Communist Party's big plans for a globally-competititve soccer league have come to naught.

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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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An Open Letter About Anti-Russian Paranoia

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/26/2018

Talking about Russian imperialism is the modern version of talking about what fine clothes the Emperor is wearing in that fairy tale.

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