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Why Grover Cleveland Is Mostly Forgotten Today

Blog02/06/2019

Cleveland was a staunch critic of government subsidies and crony privileges. He saw no constitutional justification for welfare and famously stated: “Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.”

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Why Austrian Economics Is More Reality-Based than the Neoclassical Approach

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/02/2019

A sober look at the assumptions underlying neoclassical analysis reveals that they are either not realistic or not applicable in economic analyses of the real world.

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What Shutdown? Federal Spending per Day Is Down Only 7 Percent

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2019

Spending $12 billion per day is not a shutdown. Spending 7% less than you spent last year is not a shutdown.

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When Science Isn't Science

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/24/2019

Many modern scientists simply follow in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau who once opined that “world population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”

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Will Policy Makers Turn a Global Economic Slowdown Into a Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/24/2019

It is easy to blame weakening global markets on Trump, but it would be dangerous to believe that's the real cause of the slowdown.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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What Austrians Can Teach "Law and Economics" Scholars

Blog01/21/2019

Austrian scholars should not shy away from engaging mainstream law and economics scholars.

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