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Media and CultureSocialismWorld History
Einstein might have been one of history's most brilliant men, but even his great mind could not have made socialism work. Unfortunately, he wasn't smart enough to see that.
Money and Banks
The world is changing, and in the coming five years we'll see how accelerating debt, declining demand for dollars, and rising price inflation will show how deficits do matter, after all.
Central BanksInflationWorld History
A century ago, Argentina was one of the world's wealthiest nations and the Argentine peso rivaled the dollar. Today, Argentina is famous for periodic hyperinflation.
The combination of higher rates and declining optimism about the economy, plus slumps in equity, private investments, and bond valuations, is going to inevitably lead to a massive crunch in access to credit and financing.
LibertarianismProtectionism and Free Trade
A bedrock of Austrian economics and libertarianism has been free trade. Unfortunately, some people who claim to value liberty no longer value unhampered exchange.
Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History
The current banking crises have deep roots in US financial history. Monetary authorities have engaged in inflationary behavior for more than a hundred years.
History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology
Austrian economics is defined by its adherence to the a priori methodology, not empiricism. That places it at odds with mainstream economics, which stresses the methodology of positivism.
Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy
Washington elites and especially their media have denounced what they once praised: leaking of official documents that show the government has been lying.