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Facing Inflation Alone: Juan de Mariana and His Struggle against Monetary Chaos

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

01/31/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Several generations have benefited unknowingly from Mariana's courageous efforts to defend private property and freedom against the tyrants of his day.
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Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition

Blog01/28/2019

All economic and political systems involve competition over scarce resources. So it's wrong to say competition is the distinguishing characteristic of capitalism.

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France's Protests: Why It's Different This Time

Blog01/24/2019

The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.

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Fire the Fed?

01/21/2019Power & Market

By firing Powell, President Trump would once and for all dispel the myth that the Federal Reserve is free from political interference.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The "Four Freedoms" Speech

U.S. History

Blog01/17/2019

In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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Forerunners of the Austrian School: The French Liberal School

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

12/15/2018Audio/Video
Although often neglected by the English-speaking world, the French Liberal School of the nineteenth century has long provided a robust foundation for modern laissez-faire economics and the pro-freedom ideology we now sometimes call libertarianism.
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