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The Why of Human Action

02/20/2019Articles of Interest
Mises: "What I aimed at in writing Human Action was to contribute my share to ... prevent[ing] America from following Europe down the path to annihilation of civilization and prosperity."
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The Real State of the Economy

U.S. Economy

02/18/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy on the current state of the U.S. economy.
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The Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.
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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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The Threat of a US Government Debt Trap

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog02/04/2019

It is challenging to see how governments can escape from their debt traps when interest rates rise above the levels currently forecasted.

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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog02/01/2019

Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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The Economic Argument for a Carbon Tax Is a Work of Fiction

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog02/01/2019

The "distinguished economists" advocating for a carbon tax are misleading the American public on several key points. 

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The Tragedy of the Euro (and Who is Truly to Blame)

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/31/2019

Italy’s problems are yet to descend into a Greek-style crisis, but that is the direction of travel. And Italy is far more serious than Greece because of its sheer size.

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