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The Poor Laws of England

Labor and WagesPovertyTaxes and Spending

12/07/2018Articles of Interest
The Poor Law Amendment of 1834 attempted to address the problem of runaway costs and abuses of the system. With mixed results.
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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Monopoly and Competition

Blog12/01/2018

Most major sectors in the US economy have been distorted by government policies pushing monopolies and limiting competition.

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Let's Defend Capitalism

SocialismPolitical Theory

11/30/2018Articles of Interest
Capitalism — not democracy — is what gives us the blessings we have come to associate with a free society. So it is markets and not democracy that we must defend.
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Why do Leftists Settle for a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage?

Blog11/26/2018

Bernie Sanders is so stingy when he advocates for a mere $15-per-hour minimum wage. Why not make the minimum wage equivalent to what Sanders gets per hour as a US Senator?

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The Evolution of Mises' Monetary Thought

Austrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

11/19/2018Audio/Video
In this 32-minute talk, Jörg Guido Hülsmann examines and summarizes Mises's insights and innovations in understanding money, its origins, and its purposes. Presented at the 2011 Supporters Summit in Vienna, Austria, on 20 September 2011. Includes an introduction by Douglas E. French.
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Why Ludwig von Mises Advocated for Liberal Nationalism Following WWI

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/13/2018

In Nation, State, and Economy, Ludwig von Mises offered a radical alternative to the prevalent models for solving national conflicts.

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Canadian Medicare as a Model for the United States

HealthTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

11/08/2018Audio/Video
In this 42-minute talk, Canadian historian and political scientist Ronald Hamowy discusses the basics of how Canadian healthcare works, plus the many rarely-mentioned true costs of the system.
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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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