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Mises and the Lockean Proviso

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/12/2020

"The natural condition of man is extreme poverty and insecurity. It is romantic nonsense to lament the passing of the happy days of primitive barbarism."

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Mr. Trump, Don't Deploy the Military to American Cities without Their Consent

Blog06/03/2020

Some conservatives insist on calling for the president to deploy troops to pacify rioters even without the consent of state governments in affected areas. If this happens, it will be yet another nail in the coffin of the principles of decentralization, subsidiarity, and limited federal power....

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Michael Flynn, Lori Loughlin, and the Permanent Culture of Prosecutorial Abuse

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/01/2020

It’s important to call the government and media on this unholy alliance, whether you view their targets as sympathetic or not. If we stay silent when they come for our enemies, they will ultimately come for us.

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Minneapolis Riots Are a Reminder That Police Don't Protect You or Your Property

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog05/29/2020

Police are not legally obligated to provide protection from criminals. Nor are they motivated to go after hardened criminals or investigate violent crime. Self defense (or private security) is the only reliable option.

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Money Supply Growth in April Ballooned to a New High

Money Supply

Blog05/18/2020

Fueled by unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages, the money supply growth rate ballooned in April to an all-time high.

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More Protectionism and Regulation Won't Fix the Economy

ImmigrationProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2020

Trade controls and immigration quotas are just more government regulation. And that won't help revive the economy.

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Money Velocity and Prices

Production TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog05/09/2020

Prices and purchasing power are determined by how individual consumers value goods and services. The "velocity of money" won't help us understand prices or the money supply.

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Money Creation—Not Low Interest Rates—Is Behind the Boom-Bust Cycle

Blog05/05/2020

When it comes to understanding business cycles, Austrian school scholars stand on firm ground while critic John Tamny is all at sea.

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