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The World's Least-Free Countries Reveal Just How Much "Socialism Sucks"

Blog10/12/2019

When socialists held up Venezuela in the 2000s, the message was, ‘See, we told you so; socialism works!’ but when failure happened, the message changed to, “No, wait — that’s not real socialism!’

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Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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Government Meddling Is the Reason You're "Underpaid"

Blog10/07/2019

It is frequently allege that, under capitalism, people aren’t paid what they are worth to employers. But the commonly-drawn implication that state intervention will improve things is false.

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/05/2019

In The Free Market and Its Enemies, Mises wrote, “Even though you know everything about the past, you know nothing about the future.” This explains that the timeframe and economic constraints at work are vital to the expression of entrepreneurial talents.

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Markets Rely on Accurate and Honest Information — But Governments Want the Opposite

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog10/03/2019

Market prices reveal critical information about sellers, buyers, and market demand. But government interference in markets substitutes a fake version of reality that leads to impoverishment.

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Harry Jaffa, Michael Anton, and Me

Blog10/03/2019

Harry Jaffa's disciples are rather sensitive to criticism.

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Covert Regime Change: America's Secret Cold War

War and Foreign Policy

10/01/2019The Austrian
Lindsey O’Rourke has written a devastating indictment of the foreign policy of the United States during the Cold War and after.
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A "Bronze Age Mindset" Won't Save Us From Leviathan

Media and Culture

Blog09/27/2019

“It’s been evident for a while that conventional conservatism no longer holds much purchase with large swaths of the under 40, and especially under 30, crowd. Tax cuts, deregulation, trade giveaways, Russophobia, democracy wars, and open borders are not getting the kids riled up.”

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