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Carl Menger and the Austrian School of Economics

World History

Blog5 hours ago

What is known as the Austrian School of Economics started in 1871 when Carl Menger published a slender volume under the title Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre.

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To Succeed, the AfCFTA Must Be about Actual Free Trade, Not Government-Managed "Free Trade"

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog5 hours ago

The African Continent Free Trade Area has the potential to serve Africans and bring about better living standards. However, it is threatened by government attempts to "manage" trade.

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The Backstory of the Great Reset, or How to Destroy Classical Liberalism

DemocracyEconomic FreedomStrategy

Blog5 hours ago

The Great Reset usually is framed as the reestablishment of democratic social principles. In reality, it's an attempt to do away with the last vestiges of classical liberalism.

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Elon Musk versus the Woke Cartel

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism

Blog05/27/2022

Because of Elon Musk's attempt to take over Twitter, Tesla has been removed the S&P's ESG Index, an action that exposes ESG for what it really is: a woke cartel.

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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Market Manias: The Fed Has Made Things Worse

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog05/27/2022

As the economy begins to slow, the results of the Fed's money pumping are showing up in mergers and acquisitions.

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Police Botched the Uvalde Standoff. Now Gun Controllers Want to Give Police More Power.

U.S. History

Blog05/26/2022

Police stood around outside the Uvalde, Texas, school while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us we should just trust the cops to keep us safe. 

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Peace through Strength? Excessive US Military Spending Encourages More War

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/26/2022

American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.

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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory

Blog05/26/2022

While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.

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