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Mises and His Methods

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog02/20/2018
How did Mises go about doing economics? How do his methods compare with those of the modern mainstream?

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How to Kill 300,000 Americans with Opioids

HealthLegal System

Blog02/17/2018
If someone wanted to kill thousands of Americans through opioid addiction, they couldn't do much better than America's current drug policies.

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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.

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Inequality, Capital, and the Problem of Piketty

Free MarketsSocialism

02/05/2018The Austrian
Piketty’s portrayal of capitalism has not gone unchallenged, and Anti-Piketty collects a number of the most important criticisms of it.

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China's Great Migration

Strategy

01/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The huge migration of Chinese from farms to urban manufacturing centers is key to understanding China's economic growth in recent years.

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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.

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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.

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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Blog01/28/2018
Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."

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An Interview with Bettina Bien Greaves

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/22/2018
Mises's Bibliographer, Bettina Bien Greaves, has passed away at the age of 100.

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Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/20/2018
Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.

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