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Ray Dalio's Hollow Lament

BiographiesMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2019

Dalio played the game, by the rules of the game. Now he appears to say, "I've got mine, let's change the rules."

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Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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Real Tax Rates in the 60s Were Much Lower than Ocasio-Cortez Thinks

Blog01/12/2019

Marginal tax rates in the 1950s and 1960s don't reflect how much wealthy taxpayers actually paid in taxes. They paid far less than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks.

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Rothbard Was Right

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

If you want to know what Rothbard’s vision applied to contemporary America would be like in practice, you should look to Ron Paul. Dr. Paul’s career in Congress, marked by his opposition to war and the Fed, is the best example of the anti-elitist free market values that Murray supported.

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Randomized Controlled Trials and Economic Questions

Blog12/27/2018

The Austrians have long argued that equilibrium models of economic phenomena cannot capture the causal, realistic aspect of human behavior. "All things are subject to the law of cause and effect," says Menger in the famous opening line of his Principles of Economics. Formal economic...

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Renew Your Membership and Receive a Copy of "Social Democracy"

Blog12/14/2018

This year, we’re giving away booklets of Hoppe’s essay “Social Democracy” to all our supporters who give $25 or more.

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Recent Brexit Trade Drama Shows that Europe Doesn't Really Want Free Trade

EU politicians seem far more concerned with political games than with trade liberalization.

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