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Rise of the Effete Authoritarians

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivismThe Police State


Political leaders of the so-called liberal Western regimes are engaging in authoritarian tactics to quell legitimate dissent. But leftists who riot and burn get a free pass.

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Republicans Fail on the Debt Ceiling in 2023

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


Despite "concerns" about increasing federal debt, in the end Republican legislators have gone along with whatever the ruling elites want. The Limit, Save and Grow Act of 2023 is more of the same.

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Review: Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier

SocialismWorld History


While George Orwell wrote magnificently against totalitarianism, his attempt to defend socialism in The Road to Wigan Pier stumbled badly.

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Rothbard: Essentials of Money and Inflation

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banking


The government and its central bank act precisely as would a grand counterfeiter, with very similar social and economic effects.

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Rothbard’s Button Doesn’t Exist, but It Needs to Be Invented

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomEuropePrice ControlsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


In 1948, Ludwig Erhardt rescued a German economy that was in shambles simply by invoking free markets and currency reform. Our economy needs its Rothbard moment.

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Rothbard: The Myth of Tax "Reform"

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryInterventionism


Our taxes are due today. It's a reminder that we must get past the tax reformers’ favorite ploy of revenue neutrality.

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Rothbard Was Right: Wars Don't Enhance Freedom. They Destroy Liberty.

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy


We hear ad nauseum from political and media elites that the war in Ukraine is about preserving "our freedoms." Murray Rothbard had something to say about this sophistry.

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Real Wages Fall for Two Years Straight as "Transitory" Inflation Turns Stubborn

Money and Banks


The disease has always been the easy-money fueled boom. Price inflation is just a symptom.

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