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Murray Rothbard versus the Progressives

LibertarianismProgressivismStrategy

Blog11/03/2022

When communism fell with the USSR, Murray Rothbard realized that the greater threat to liberty was social democracy. Events of the past few years have proven him correct.

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The Government, Race, and an Upcoming SCOTUS Decision

Law

The US Supreme Court has heard arguments for and against affirmative action in higher education admissions. Government needs to get out of the racial discrimination business altogether.

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Powell Admits the Fed Is Failing on Inflation, and Promises More Rate Hikes

Money and Banks

Blog11/02/2022

Last year, Powell was full of confidence. Now what we have from the Fed and FOMC are increasingly vague statements about "soft landings" and inflation. 

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Private versus Government Health Insurance: They Are Not the Same

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog11/02/2022

Government programs like Medicare are called insurance, yet they are anything but. There is a difference between public and private plans.

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Misunderstanding Mises, Again

SocialismPraxeology

Blog11/02/2022

After praising Mises for his work on socialism, Tyler Cowen goes on to claim Human Action is "cranky and dogmatic." "Brilliant and insightful" would have been more truthful.

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Clausewitz, the UN Charter, and a Libertarian View on War

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2022

Modern warfare is a product of the state, which engages in violence at home and abroad. Peace is possible, but only when the state loses power.

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Rothbard on Gold

HayekGold StandardMonetary Theory

At a time when inflation once again ravages the dollar, we recall Murray Rothbard's wisdom in his article "The Case for a Genuine Gold Dollar."

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The Petrodollar-Saudi Axis Is Why Washington Hates Iran

Financial MarketsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2022

The Ponzi game known as selling US government debt is nearing its end. The seller is running out of suckers.

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