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How a Trickle Can Turn into a Flood

Economic PolicyInflationWorld History

Blog10/07/2023

Infamous hyperinflations like what hit Germany in 1923 did not begin as a flood. Instead, they started as smaller bouts of inflation initiated by governments that printed money to pay for deficit spending.

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Haiti May Have Won Independence, But It Is Not Independent of Chaos and Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomWorld History

Blog09/20/2023

Haiti famously won its independence from France during a slave revolt, but being independent has not brought political stability or prosperity. Instead, Haitians struggle to get by in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

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How Does One Define "Libertarian"?

Economic FreedomLibertarianismPhilosophy

Blog09/15/2023

With the current jumble of poltical terms, it is hard to discern what is "libertarian," and what is not. Economic freedom and individual rights must be at the top of the list.

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Hollywood Meets the Austrian Business Cycle

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog09/14/2023

Hollywood can create stories from thin air, but when the film industry creates malinvestments, there is a bust in the future.

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How a CBDC Created Chaos and Poverty in Nigeria

Bureaucracy and RegulationCentral BanksMonetary PolicyProgressivism

Blog09/01/2023

The Nigerian government should have seen the economic disaster the eNaira would cause. They didn’t, and chaos and rioting followed.

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How Churchill Built the Welfare State in Britain

Blog08/26/2023

Although his conservative idolaters seem blithely unaware of the fact—for them it is always 1940—Churchill was one of the chief architects of the welfare state in Britain.

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How the Soviets Used Common Criminals to Destroy the Regime's Enemies

World History

Blog08/24/2023

In the Gulag, political prisoners were systematically terrorized by ordinary criminals with the encouragement of the authorities. It was hoped this would help the regime liquidate the state's ideological enemies. 

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Help Us Get What Has Government Done to Our Money? into the Hands of Students!

Booms and BustsCentral BanksEconomic PolicyThe FedInflationStrategy

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Murray Rothbard’s classic work What Has Government Done to Our Money? We need your help getting it into the hands of a new generation.

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