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Old Wine in Old Bottles? A Nobel for Clever Packaging?

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/17/2018

The Nobel committee this year showed that it has embraced clever economic modeling as a replacement for scientific progress.

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Tall Buildings, Mighty Crashes

Booms and Busts

Blog10/13/2018

Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.

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Government Police Fail to Make Arrests In Nearly Half of Murder Cases

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/11/2018

Many urban police departments fail to make arrests in even half of the murder cases in their jurisdictions. Imagine if a private sector policing firm had a similar rate of failure.

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Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/24/2018

Rothbard: "if proponents of the higher minimum wage were simply wrongheaded people of good will, they would not stop at $3 or $4 an hour, but indeed would pursue their dimwit logic into the stratosphere."

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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/19/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Hayek was forced to conclude that the term "social justice" was "entirely empty and meaningless” and is generally used to assert a claim without giving a reason for it.
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What You Really Pay for In College: Credentials, not Education

Education

Blog08/29/2018

The United States is overeducated and degrees provide a low social return. Politicians are too dumb to realize it.

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Is the Cause of Freedom Still Making Progress?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2018

Gerard Casey paints a promising but realistic picture of what individualists of all stripes are up against.

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Government Counterfeiting — Not Capitalism — Squeezes Family Budgets

Money and BanksPovertyMoney and Banking

Blog08/23/2018

In a world of rampant central bank intervention and endless government regulation, some are still claiming we live in a world of "hypercapitalism."

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