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Economic Theory Begins with Human Action, Not Data Sets

Booms and BustsFree MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

Blog04/25/2022

Austrian economics begins with logical deductions made from what we know about human action, not data sets that are subject to change.

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Reparations for Government-Imposed Property Theft Are Justified and Necessary

ProgressivismProperty Rights

Blog04/22/2022

Reparations is a buzzword in the present political climate, but most plans involve an expansion of the welfare state. But there is a form of reparations that is legitimate.

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy

Blog04/22/2022

Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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It Is Time To End the Fixation with Federal Law Enforcement

The Police State

Blog04/22/2022

For many years, conservatives have held the FBI as being nearly infallible. It is time to rethink this devotion to a federal agency that pursues its own political agendas.

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There's a Reason George Washington Warned against "Entangling Relationships"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/21/2022

America's Cold War relationships have created conditions for very hot wars to take place. The current war in Ukraine is part of that sorry Cold War legacy.

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Do Conspiracies Really Exist? Murray Rothbard Thought So

AnarchyPhilosophySocialismThe Police State

Blog04/20/2022

The quickest way to discredit an intellectual opponent is to accuse that person of being a "conspiracy theorist." But what happens when real conspiracies occur?

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Expect Washington to Throw a Fit over China's New Deal with the Solomon Islands

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/20/2022

Washington regards the entire world as its "sphere of influence." But now Beijing is looking to follow the US playbook on hegemony and expand Beijing's network of military bases abroad.

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