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Is democracy a superior substitute for free markets? Jedediah Purdy believes so. David Gordon sets him straight.
Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationStrategy
While we often concentrate on government agents' antiliberty actions, it is easy to overlook the shadow government of private business firms and NGOs that do the government's bidding.
In colonial America, "liberty" came to mean rights one possessed outside of government approval. In revolutionary France (and in modern Canada) it has come to mean participation in a political system.
Big GovernmentLabor and WagesLegal System
Not satisfied with putting thousands of people out of work with its infamous AB 5 legislation, California lawmakers now are going after fast-food businesses.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsProgressivism
Western elites are using Africa as their little laboratory for renewable energy schemes. Not surprisingly, these initiatives leave Africans in poverty and their economies in tatters.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split.
Financial MarketsCapital and Interest Theory
Academic finance makes a lot of use of the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), but is it compatible with Austrian economics? Indeed, Austrians do have something to say, thanks to Mises and Rothbard and Austrian capital theory.
LawProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
How can people deal with conflicts in a peaceful and mutually agreeable way? Mises, Hoppe, and Robinson Crusoe himself point the way.