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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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Who Is Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk?

Capital and Interest TheoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/13/2018Audio/Video
A member of the “second generation of the Austrian school of economics,” Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851–1914) and his works are discussed by Peter Klein.
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When Mainstream Economics Was Wrong, Mark Thornton Was Right

Booms and Busts

08/11/2018Books
Thornton has effectively defended the market economy against the conventional view that recent economic crises show we have too much freedom, and we need still more controls.
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Want a Socialist Society? First, Abandon Your Hopes and Dreams

Socialism

Blog08/06/2018

A just society is not some game of chess where we can move around each person like they exist to carry out the goals of "the people."

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When LBJ Assaulted a Fed Chairman

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.

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Who Is Henry Hazlitt?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/24/2018Audio/Video
Jonathan Newman discusses the contributions of Henry Hazlitt (1894–1993), the brilliant popularizer of sound economics.
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Who is Ludwig von Mises?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/17/2018Audio/Video
Guido Hülsmann highlights the life and work of Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973), arguably the greatest economist of all time.
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