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Leland Yeager, R.I.P.

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/24/2018

I am sorry to report that Leland Yeager passed away on April 23, at the venerable age of 93. 

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Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

An overheating economy emerges once expenditure rises without being backed up by production, a situation that emerges when the money stock is increasing.

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Liberty and Property: the Levellers and Locke

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

04/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The English Levellers were the world's first self-consciously libertarian mass movement.

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Lenin Was Right

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2018

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. 

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Like Obama, Trump Loves to Make Laws with "a Pen and a Phone"

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2018

So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress. 

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog03/14/2018

Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog02/27/2018

We're told that we pay taxes in return for government "services." But what happens when the state doesn't keep up its end of the bargain?

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Lord Keynes and Say's Law

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

02/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
Although they never actually refuted it, one of the worst things the Keynesians did was convince some people that they had refuted Say's Law of Markets.

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Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog02/07/2018
We are living in a time when actual poverty reduction is ignored to focus on interventionist messages about "inequality."

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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2018
As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.

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