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How Inflationary Money Causes the Affordability Crisis

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy


The affordability crisis is upon us. Housing, food, you name it, life is becoming expensive. The government blames business, but perhaps government officials should look in the mirror.

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Haiti May Have Won Independence, But It Is Not Independent of Chaos and Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomWorld History


Haiti famously won its independence from France during a slave revolt, but being independent has not brought political stability or prosperity. Instead, Haitians struggle to get by in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

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How Does One Define "Libertarian"?

Economic FreedomLibertarianismPhilosophy


With the current jumble of poltical terms, it is hard to discern what is "libertarian," and what is not. Economic freedom and individual rights must be at the top of the list.

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Hollywood Meets the Austrian Business Cycle

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles


Hollywood can create stories from thin air, but when the film industry creates malinvestments, there is a bust in the future.

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How a CBDC Created Chaos and Poverty in Nigeria

Bureaucracy and RegulationCentral BanksMonetary PolicyProgressivism


The Nigerian government should have seen the economic disaster the eNaira would cause. They didn’t, and chaos and rioting followed.

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How Churchill Built the Welfare State in Britain


Although his conservative idolaters seem blithely unaware of the fact—for them it is always 1940—Churchill was one of the chief architects of the welfare state in Britain.

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How the Soviets Used Common Criminals to Destroy the Regime's Enemies

World History


In the Gulag, political prisoners were systematically terrorized by ordinary criminals with the encouragement of the authorities. It was hoped this would help the regime liquidate the state's ideological enemies. 

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Help Us Get What Has Government Done to Our Money? into the Hands of Students!

Booms and BustsCentral BanksEconomic PolicyThe FedInflationStrategy

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Murray Rothbard’s classic work What Has Government Done to Our Money? We need your help getting it into the hands of a new generation.

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