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The WTO Is Both Irrelevant and Unnecessary

Blog02/24/2020

The World Trade Organization was not the reason global trade was liberalized in past decades. And now, even if such a thing were desirable, the WTO is in no position to force liberalization on countries like the US, China, or India. Thus, the WTO is both unnecessary and irrelevant.

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Abolish Government Schools

EducationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog02/24/2020

Even if it’s true that some wouldn’t be able to afford schooling without government financial assistance, the idea that this necessitates the government creating and running its own schools is a glaring non sequitur.

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The Origins of Nazism

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

02/22/2020Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises explains how the weakened state of German liberalism left the door open to German socialism which paved the way for Nazi ideology.
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It's Easy to Believe AOC Has an Economics Degree

02/21/2020Power & Market

Many people seem to be under the wrong impression that getting an economics degree nowadays leads one to have reverence for private markets and entrepreneurs. That's not what economics departments teach.

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Why Rothbard Wanted "Radical Decentralization"

Decentralization and SecessionHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog02/21/2020

Secession and decentralization are good for two reasons: they move us toward a society with more individual freedom. And smaller, more decentralized societies are more economically free.

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Why It's so Hard to Escape America's "Anti-Poverty" Programs

Economic FreedomPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog02/20/2020

Between the regulation of business and penalties for rising income, anti-poverty policies in America make it so that many workers have no clear path to escape poverty.

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Nationalism as National Liberation: Lessons from the End of the Cold War

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/19/2020

If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.

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The Green Fatal Conceit: Why Physical Science Can’t Tell Us Proper Policy Goals

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog02/19/2020

The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible. 

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