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The Problem with the Census

U.S. History

Blog04/23/2019

The Left opposes adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census form. The answer lies in abolishing all questions except those that count total residents. But that won't happen because the census is used to justify a myriad of government programs.

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The Making of Modern Civilization: Savings, Investment, and Economic Calculation

Capital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog04/17/2019

The fallacy that labor-saving machines create technological unemployment has not only been disproved by theory but also by the whole history of mankind.

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The Rejection of Economics

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeologySubjectivism

04/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
All human action stems from the value judgments of individuals. Economics, properly understood, was never so foolish as to believe that all that people are after is higher incomes and lower prices.
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The "State of Nature" Is a State of Poverty

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/23/2019Mises Daily Articles
There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
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The Fed Has Given Up: Get Ready for More QE

Blog03/21/2019

The Fed has given up on "normalizing" monetary policy, and it's going to keep on with its ultra-low-interest-rate policy which has led to growing inequality while also failing to drive much growth.

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The "Fertility Crisis" Is a Government-Caused Crisis

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/15/2019

In a relatively unhampered market, a declining population is not necessarily an economic problem. But in a system where retirees can loot younger workers through government pension systems, there is a real problem, indeed.

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The Problem with "Reparations"

Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History

Blog03/12/2019

Reparations to heirs of slaves make sense so long as the actually guilty parties are the ones paying. Short of that, the policy being discussed has nothing to do with reparations. It's just a wealth redistribution scheme. 

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The Sheriff Revolt on New Gun Laws Shows Why America Needs More Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/11/2019

Some states are passing laws where majority approval is found in just a handful of counties. This means just one or two regions of large states are forcing laws on the rest.

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