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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

Blog56 min ago

Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.

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Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy?

Big GovernmentCentral BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog11/22/2022

A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.

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Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?

Booms and BustsInflationBusiness CyclesGold Standard

Blog11/12/2022

While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles.

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Consumers, Workers, and Monopolies: Free Markets Serve All

Free MarketsSocialismMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/03/2022

Among Mises's contributions was his doctrine of consumer sovereignty in a free market.

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Clausewitz, the UN Charter, and a Libertarian View on War

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2022

Modern warfare is a product of the state, which engages in violence at home and abroad. Peace is possible, but only when the state loses power.

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Changing of the Guard: Can Musk Deliver on His Promises for Free Speech and Information?

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismStrategy

Blog10/31/2022

While Elon Musk says he will bring free speech back to Twitter, the forces of statism will not be still. The jury is out on how successful Musk's experiment will be.

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Can a Free Market Economy Be Trusted to Recover on Its Own?

The FedBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog10/31/2022

As the economy moves into recession, government and Fed officials will increase intervention. If they want an economic recovery, the best course is to permit free markets to work.

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