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Audio: Historian Ralph Raico on the Rise of the West

World HistoryPolitical Theory

10/16/2018Audio/Video
The European Miracle was one in which humans achieved sustained growth for the first time on earth. Why Europe? Because of European decentralization and private enterprise.
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AUDIO: Why Should We Care About Economic Theory?

Austrian Economics Overview

10/12/2018Audio/Video
Whether they know it or not, economic theory has a major influence on the political views of countless people today. It's not something we can pretend is just for economics eggheads.
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Augusto, Milton, and Me: Reflections on a Trip to Chile

Global Economy

Blog10/09/2018

Chile would be even better off today had it adopted Mises-style laissez-faire over Milton Friedman's monetarism. But even a Friedmanian regime is far superior to the Keynesian economies that have ruined Argentina and Brazil.

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Austrians vs. Market Monetarists on the Housing Bubble

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/05/2018

The Austrian story fits the facts of the housing boom—and bust—much better than the preferred narrative of Market Monetarists.

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American Life Expectancy vs. European: It's Not About "Socialized Medicine"

Health

Blog09/25/2018

Those who think "more socialized medicine" is the key ingredient in higher life expectancy in the US miss some very important facts about American life. 

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A Policy of Northern Oppression

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/19/2018Audio/Video
As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine.
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A Brief History of Repressive Regimes and Their Gun Laws

The Police StateWorld History

Blog09/13/2018

A trip down memory lane will give us a refresher of how gun confiscation has helped consolidate government power.

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Artificial Booms and the Theory of "Forced Saving"

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/07/2018

It is impossible to force the economic development of society by artificially encouraging investment and initially financing it with credit expansion.  This policy can only have benefits if economic actors also elect to begin saving more at the same time.

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