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The Rejection of Economics

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeologySubjectivism

04/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
All human action stems from the value judgments of individuals. Economics, properly understood, was never so foolish as to believe that all that people are after is higher incomes and lower prices.
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The Income Tax: Lessons from the Sixteenth Amendment

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2019

The passage of an income tax in the early twentieth century in America was an enormous shift toward a far more centralized and powerful state.

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The Neutral Interest Rate: The Fed's Impossible Goal

Blog04/13/2019

A "neutral" interest rate cannot be observed through any statistical test or public policy. But central bankers are sure they can find it and use it to endlessly tinker with the economy.

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The Menace of Sub-Zero Interest-Rate Policy

Blog04/12/2019

If central banks had all respected a 1-2% floor to interest rates through the last decade how would economic recovery have taken place and what would have been the nature of the expansion?

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The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

04/11/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For many years in London, firefighting was provided privately by insurance companies. Oddly enough, the Americans rejected this model for the far-more-politicized fire department model we know today.
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The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought

World HistoryPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

04/10/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The radicals advocated the right of the slaves to rebel, either individually or en masse , and to resort to violence in their own self-defense, and to call on those outside the slave system to come to their assistance.
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The Major Contributions of the Scholastics to Economics

EducationFree MarketsGlobal EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

04/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Scholastics were constrained in their development of economics by considerations of deference to authority and by the relatively slow development of the external economic conditions upon which to reflect.
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The Deep State Campaign for War with Russia

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/05/2019

David Gordon reviews the book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate. By Stephen F. Cohen.

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