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The Morality of Fiat Money

Free MarketsSocialism

01/03/2019Books
It is commonly overlooked that the decline of the family as an institution is caused in part by fiat inflation. Perennial inflation slowly but assuredly destroys the family, thus suffocating the earthly flame of morals.
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Trump's Sanctions Meet His Trade War

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog12/25/2018

Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.

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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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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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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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Trump Is Playing Political Games with Ethanol

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/05/2018

Clearly, the proposal for increased usage of E15 is a government subsidy to corn growers and the ethanol industry.

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Trump’s Space Force

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/08/2018

Trump has proposed the "Space Force" as a brand new and costly military branch and bureaucracy. The reaction to his plan helps illustrate the complexity of military politics in Washington.

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