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Death to Prohibition

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. History

Blog01/17/2020

The repeated failure of prohibition may be just the catalyst that Austrian economics needs to gain traction with the American public.

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The Hindenburg Program of 1916: A Central Experiment in Wartime Planning

Big GovernmentWorld History

01/06/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The totalitarian ethos of the twentieth century, whether in the “mixed” version of the Hindenburg Program or the Bolshevik version of Lenin and Stalin, emerges from the will of individuals who propose to control their fellows.
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Scroogenomics: The Economics of Holiday Gifts

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

12/24/2019Mises Daily Articles
With this analysis of gift giving, we're reminded that mainstream economists seem hell-bent on reforming anything they haven't already screwed up.
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Three Arguments Debunking Marx’s Labor Theory of Value

Labor and WagesSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/21/2019

As dismissive as many of us would like to be toward Marx’s thoroughly debunked labor theory of value, it still holds currency among today’s budding socialists.

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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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The History of Sin

Media and CultureU.S. History

09/16/2019Mises Wire
The Puritan impulse for social reform produced social control that has been secularized, centralized, and has achieved a kind of permanence within government bureaucracy.
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Negative Interest Rates and Financial Repression

Blog09/11/2019

These are the two major policies of financial repression currently in use: negative interest rates and quantitative easing.

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