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The Place of the Austrian School in the Evolution of Economics

World History

Blog06/02/2022

The greatness of the nineteenth century consisted in the fact that to some extent the ideas of classical economics became the dominant philosophy of state and society.

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The Hydra-Headed Model of Social Change

Financial MarketsInflationMonetary PolicyMonetary Theory

Blog05/30/2022

Adherents of MMT present their ideas in the form of a hydra. Shoot down one idea and another pops up that is just as preposterous. This is no accident.

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To Succeed, the AfCFTA Must Be about Actual Free Trade, Not Government-Managed "Free Trade"

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2022

The African Continent Free Trade Area has the potential to serve Africans and bring about better living standards. However, it is threatened by government attempts to "manage" trade.

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The Backstory of the Great Reset, or How to Destroy Classical Liberalism

DemocracyEconomic FreedomStrategy

Blog05/28/2022

The Great Reset usually is framed as the reestablishment of democratic social principles. In reality, it's an attempt to do away with the last vestiges of classical liberalism.

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The Pandemic of Executive Overreach Comes to an End. When Will the Next One Begin?

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism

Blog05/23/2022

While the covid-19 pandemic brought sickness and death, another pandemic raged through Washington: abuse of executive power.

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The Fed's Latest Housing Bubble

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog05/21/2022

After the 2008 housing bust, the government supposedly set up a fail-safe mortgage program aimed at preventing future bubbles. It failed.

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The Unborns' Dying Wish: The Abortion of the Fed

InflationPoverty

Blog05/17/2022

Janet Yellen, who once was the nation's chief inflationist, now says that poor women need easy access to abortion because inflation might work a hardship on them.

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