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Mises and the German Neo-liberals

World History

Blog01/13/2022

In the cold light of economic reasoning, we can see that the Marshall Plan was in essence a scheme for postponing the bankruptcy of socialism and the welfare state.

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Money and Banking in the US after the Crises of the 1970s and '80s

Money and Banks

Blog01/13/2022

In its effort to patch together a working financial system out of postwar crises, the Federal Reserve would wildly exceed its mandate, flooding the world with dollars.

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Money and Banking after World War II: A Study in Extremes

World History

Blog01/12/2022

Any discussion of money and banking in the United States post-1945 starts with introducing its two central features: the Bretton Woods System and the New Deal.

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Mandatory Holidays Mean Less Freedom and Flexibility for Workers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog12/28/2021

Workers should have the freedom to take their time off when they need it most. Official government holidays don't actually mean more time off. They just mean less flexibility.

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My Favorite Antiwar Protest: A Time of Mounted Park Police and "Free Speech Zones"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/21/2021

The antiwar movement had been comatose for five years, ever since Obama ascended into the White House. But the potential of a new war in Syria revived moribund activists.

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Money Supply Growth Is Slowing—That Points to a Slowing Economy

Money and Banks

Blog12/08/2021

Easy money monetary policy only serves to weaken and destroy savings and investment. And that means weaker future economic growth. 

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Murray Rothbard versus the Public Choice School

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/26/2021

James Buchanan thought the state was a voluntary institution. Murray Rothbard, on the other hand, understood the reality of state violence and coercion.

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Monetary Policy Is in Turmoil

Money and Banks

Blog11/26/2021

From the point of view of present-day standard macroeconomics, monetary history is a succession of technical changes to facilitate an increasingly large inflation of the money supply.

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